From the beginning of the recession until 2010 the unemployment rate for those with mental health problems rose from 12.7% to 18.2%, which is twice as much as for other people.
The study found that men and those with lower levels of education were the most affected.
The project was named the Eurobarometer survey, which looks at mental health and attitudes towards people with mental health in relation to the current employment rate. Data was collected from 20,000 people across 27 EU countries.
Results showed that negative attitudes towards those with mental health problems could be a factor in rising levels of unemployment across Europe.
Researchers from King’s College London wrote: “Living in a country where a higher proportion of individuals believe that individuals with mental illness are...