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Occupational rehabilitation

Sheltered workshops (SW)

In Germany, workshops for the handicapped (SW) are also available for people who have psychological illnesses. After a one to two-year introductory and training phase, these workshops also offer long-term work sites for different skilled trades or industrial fields. However, the majority of SW are designed for the handicapped. In addition, many psychologically ill persons feel discriminated against in such facilities, a condition which is at least partially related to the bad financial payment for the work that they provided. Whether or not the psychologically ill should put themselves through the professional perspectives of such a workshop for the handicapped should be considered carefully and can therefore only be decided based upon the concrete conditions of the regional workshops in the vicinity.

They can arrange to have prospects sent to themselves by the workshops and/or ask to schedule an appointment to view the facilities.

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