Operational models for work inclusion of users of mental health services - this paper addresses - in the context of mental health care and rehabilitation - the issue of work. Work inclusion for people suffering of mental disorders is a pathway towards: recovery of skills and relations, acknowledgment of identity, right of citizenship and right of having an employment and receiving an income. The author describes training and placement activities, now customary practices, that ensure nevertheless flexibility and adaptability in the responses to the needs of the user. He underlines the role of mental health workers and their teams, and the quality of their relationship with the users that have developed in a perspective of confidence and empowerment. He finally analyses critically the current different modes of work placement and proposes new ways of improving work inclusion and social planning.
Key Words: work, mental health, project, community
Parole Chiave: lavoro, salute mentale, progetto, comunità.