Recent work includes clinical guidelines for the management of dementia, a model of care for people living with delirium and dementia in acute hospitals, and improved pain management.
Mental health in the workplace Information sheet September Key facts Work is good for mental health but a negative working environment can lead to physical and mental health problems. Harassment and bullying at work are commonly reported problems, and can have a substantial adverse impact on mental health.
There are many effective actions that organizations can take to promote mental health in the workplace; such actions may also benefit productivity. Overview Globally, more than million people suffer from depression, the leading cause of disability, with many of these people also suffering from symptoms of anxiety.
Unemployment is a well-recognized risk factor for mental health problems, while returning to, or getting work is protective. A negative working environment may lead to physical and mental health problems, harmful use of substances or alcohol, absenteeism and lost productivity. Workplaces that promote mental health and support people with mental disorders are more likely to reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and benefit from associated economic gains.
This information sheet addresses mental health and disorders in the workplace. It also covers difficulties that may be created or exacerbated by work such as stress and burnout. Work-related risk factors for health There are many risk factors for mental health that may be present in the working environment.
Most risks relate to interactions between type of work, the organizational and managerial environment, the skills and competencies of employees, and the support available for employees to carry out their work.
For example, a person may have the skills to complete tasks, but they may have too few resources to do what is required, or there may be unsupportive managerial or organizational practices.
Risks to mental health include: Some jobs may carry a higher personal risk than others e. Risk may be increased in situations where there is a lack of team cohesion or social support. They are associated with both psychological and physical problems.
These health consequences can have costs for employers in terms of reduced productivity and increased staff turnover. They can also have a negative impact on family and social interactions. Creating a healthy workplace An important element of achieving a healthy workplace is the development of governmental legislation, strategies and polices as highlighted by recent European Union Compass work in this area.
A healthy workplace can be described as one where workers and managers actively contribute to the working environment by promoting and protecting the health, safety and well-being of all employees. A recent guide from the World Economic Forum suggests that interventions should take a 3-pronged approach: Protect mental health by reducing work—related risk factors.
Promote mental health by developing the positive aspects of work and the strengths of employees. Address mental health problems regardless of cause. The guide highlights steps organizations can take to create a healthy workplace, including: Awareness of the workplace environment and how it can be adapted to promote better mental health for different employees.
Learning from the motivations of organizational leaders and employees who have taken action. Not reinventing wheels by being aware of what other companies who have taken action have done.
Understanding the opportunities and needs of individual employees, in helping to develop better policies for workplace mental health. Awareness of sources of support and where people can find help.
Interventions and good practices that protect and promote mental health in the workplace include: Mental health interventions should be delivered as part of an integrated health and well-being strategy that covers prevention, early identification, support and rehabilitation.
Occupational health services or professionals may support organizations in implementing these interventions where they are available, but even when they are not, a number of changes can be made that may protect and promote mental health.
Key to success is involving stakeholders and staff at all levels when providing protection, promotion and support interventions and when monitoring their effectiveness.
Available cost-benefit research on strategies to address mental health points towards net benefits.
Supporting people with mental disorders at work Organizations have a responsibility to support individuals with mental disorders in either continuing or returning to work.
Research shows that unemployment, particularly long term unemployment, can have a detrimental impact on mental health.
Many of the initiatives outlined above may help individuals with mental disorders. In particular, flexible hours, job-redesign, addressing negative workplace dynamics, and supportive and confidential communication with management can help people with mental disorders continue to or return to work.
Access to evidence-based treatments has been shown to be beneficial for depression and other mental disorders. Because of the stigma associated with mental disorders, employers need to ensure that individuals feel supported and able to ask for support in continuing with or returning to work and are provided with the necessary resources to do their job.
Article 27 of The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CRPD provides a legally-binding global framework for promoting the rights of people with disabilities including psychosocial disabilities. It recognizes that every person with a disability has the right to work, should be treated equally and not be discriminated against, and should be provided with support in the workplace.
WHO is developing and testing IT-supported self-help tools to address common mental disorders, harmful use of alcohol and psychological distress in low-and middle-income countries.Sheena S.
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