Work-related rehabilitation aims to prepare you for working life and to support you in starting or continuing working.
Work-related rehabilitation is offered to people who meet all the following conditions:
● They are of working age (i. e. aged between 16 and retirement age);
● They have been identified as having reduced work capacity (disability, permanent
incapacity for work or partial work capacity);
● They are employed (workers, students, entrepreneurs) or looking for work (registered
Social rehabilitation services are available to all people with a disability (including those who are working, studying, or registered as unemployed) and can be applied for from the Estonian National Social Insurance Board.
Rehabilitation specialists can help you find motivation, increase self-confidence, and learn how to cope with disability or illness on a daily basis, including while performing work duties. The rehabilitation team can help a person settle into working life and advise the employer on how to organize work more appropriately or how to adapt to the working environment. The rehabilitation team can also provide help in solving problems in everyday life, e.g. learning to use technical aids, providing psychological support, adapting to impairments in mobility, and improving speech and cognitive functions.
We offer our services to people who are working, studying, seeking employment, and who wish to improve the quality of their life but are facing difficulties due to physical ailments and/or various psychological and mental conditions such as:
• Mood disorders and depression;
• Anxiety and panic disorder;
• Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder;
• Autism spectrum disorder;
• Other psychological problems and mental disorders such as phobia, exhaustion, low self-
esteem, self-harm, fear of change, communication difficulties and conflicts, social anxiety,
relationship difficulties with loved ones, struggling to deal with failures, lack of energy and
interest in life.
We are unable to provide services to:
- Clients with severe and profound mobility limitations;
- Individuals with severe and profound visual impairments;
- Individuals with alcohol and drug addiction problems.
Work-related rehabilitation may include the following activities:
- Doctor consultations
- Social worker consultations
- Occupational therapy
- Art therapy
- Speech therapy
- Special Needs Consultation
- Peer support
- Psychological counseling and psychotherapy
- Nurse consultation
More information can be found on the Unemployment Insurance Fund website: