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Mental Illness in the Workplace

Author : Dr Henry G Harder
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The extent of mental health concerns in the workforce is becoming increasingly apparent. Stress, depression, anxiety, workplace bullying and other mental health issues are costing businesses billions every year in lost productivity, poor treatments and employee retention. The authors of Mental Illness in the Workplace provide a practical guide to identifying, understanding, treating and preventing individual and organizational mental health issues, drawing on empirical evidence from North America, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. They illustrate how organizations can save money and improve the health and well-being of their employees by using a psychological disability management approach in the treatment and accommodation of mental health issues. This book will meet the needs of students and practitioners in human resources, psychology and business management.

Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

Author : Gill Hasson
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Provides guidance for both employers and staff on promoting positive mental health and supporting those experiencing mental ill health in the workplace The importance of good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is a subject of increased public awareness and governmental attention. The Department of Health advises that one in four people will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lives. Although a number of recent developments and initiatives have raised the profile of this crucial issue, employers are experiencing challenges in promoting the mental health and wellbeing of their employees. Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace contains expert guidance for improving mental health and supporting those experiencing mental ill health. This comprehensive book addresses the range of issues surrounding mental health and wellbeing in work environments – providing all involved with informative and practical assistance. Authors Gill Hasson and Donna Butler examine changing workplace environment for improved wellbeing, shifting employer and employee attitudes on mental health, possible solutions to current and future challenges and more. Detailed, real-world case studies illustrate a variety of associated concerns from both employer and employee perspectives. This important guide: Explains why understanding mental health important and its impact on businesses and employees Discusses why and how to promote mental health in the workplace and the importance of having an effective ‘wellbeing strategy’ Provides guidance on managing staff experiencing mental ill health Addresses dealing with employee stress and anxiety Features resources for further support if experiencing mental health issues Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace is a valuable resource for those in the workplace wanting to look after their physical and mental wellbeing, and those looking for guidance in managing staff with mental health issues.

Healthy Brains at Work

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The final briefing in the Healthy Brains at Work research series explores the conditions that support addressing mental health and depression in the workplace and presents a scenario where mental health supports are optimized among working Canadians. Building on the research throughout this project, this session highlights key findings from the research series to date and explores the conditions that support healthy brains in the workplace.

Handbook of Mental Health in the Workplace

Author : Jay C. Thomas
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Organizations need to contend with issues related to disruptive psychopathological behavior that in years past may have been swept under the rug. Also, clinicians are more aware that their clients' mental health concerns are influenced by the workplace and that treatment without regard to what happens at work is not apt to be successful. The Handbook of Mental Health in the Workplace explores how psychological disorders impact the ability to work and recommends treatments and their likely side effects. It is designed to give the mental health clinician, I/O psychologist, and human resources manager the information they need to determine the employee's fitness for work and what, if any, accommodations may be needed.

Reduce Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace

Author : Jeffy Wong
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Reduce Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

Author : Donna R. Kemp
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A guide to the impact of mental health issues on the workplace, with special attention to complying with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Healthy Minds Productive Minds

Author : Lyn Benson
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Mental Health in the Workplace

Author : Michelle B. Riba
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This book offers a guide to better understanding models of workplace mental health, as well as best practices for mental health professionals, employee assistance groups, employers and employees alike. The cost of depression at the workplace is staggering, both in terms of absenteeism and productivity loss while at work, and in terms of human and family suffering. Depression is highly prevalent and affects employees’ concentration, decision-making skills and memory, contributing to accidents and quality issues. Analyses indicate that the returns on investment for workplace mental health programs are significant, with employers reporting lower productivity-related financial losses and less need staff turnover due to mental health conditions. The book also addresses substance use and misuse, and ways to address such problems.

Mental Health and Productivity in the Workplace

Author : Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D.
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Mental Health and Productivity in the Workplace is a comprehensive and practical guide to identifying, understanding, preventing, and resolving individual and organizational mental health problems in the workplace. Originally published as Mental Health in the Workplace (Van Nostrand/Wiley, 1993), this completely revised, updated, and expanded edition represents the most current thinking in the field and contains contributions from an expert panel of organizational and occupational psychiatrists. With fifty percent more chapters, this new edition adds essential material on creating systems and cultures that encourage organizational productivity and employee mental health and on finding cost-effective,quality mental health care. The book focuses on problems that start "at the top" (executive dysfunction) as well as on the effects of organizational structure, office politics, chronic change, downsizing and employment uncertainty, office wide emotional crises, and aspects of organizational development. In addition, this helpful resource includes information about such basic issues as anxiety, stress, burnout, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, and psychosis.

Evaluating Mental Health Disability in the Workplace

Author : Liza Gold
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As many as one in four adults in the workforce will suffer from psychiatric illness in a given year. Such illness can have serious consequences -- job loss, lawsuits, workplace violence—yet the effects of mental health issues on job functioning are rarely covered in clinical training. In addition, clinicians are often asked to provide opinions on an employee’s fitness for work or an evaluation for disability benefits, only to find themselves embroiled in complex legal and administrative conflicts. A unique collaboration between a renowned clinical professor of psychiatry and a noted legal expert, Evaluating Mental Health Disability in the Workplace approaches the topic from two distinct areas: the legal context and issues relevant to disability and disability-related evaluations, and the interplay of factors in the relationship between work and psychiatric illness. From this dual perspective, the authors advocate for higher professional standards ensuring that employers, evaluees, or third parties are provided with the most reliable information. Key features of the book: A robust assessment model of psychological disability in the workplace Practice guidelines for conducting workplace mental health disability evaluations Legal and ethical aspects of employment evaluations, especially as they differ from clinical procedure Examination of the process of psychiatric disability development Issues specific to evaluations for Social Security, Workers’ Compensation, and other disability benefit programs Review of relevant administrative and case law. As an introduction to these complex issues or for the further improvement of evaluation skills, Evaluating Mental Health Disability in the Workplace is a timely reference for psychiatrists, psychologists, forensic mental health specialists, and attorneys in this field.

Implementing Mental Health Promotion

Author : Margaret M. Barry
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A comprehensive overview to implementing mental health promotion programmes with different population groups across a range of settings. This work shows how information from research can be used to inform programme development and best practice. It provides examples of successful international programmes.

Mental Health Policies and Programmes in the Workplace

Author : World Health Organization
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Work substantially contributes to one's identity. It provides income for an individual and their family and gives the feeling of playing a useful role in society. However, the nature of work is changing rapidly and factors such as the globalization of markets, urbanization and migration, and the advancements in information technology are impacting on the nature of work and the health and mental health of employees. This module outlines the types of mental health problems encountered in the workplace, their causes and impact. Importantly, it provides guidance to workplaces on how to develop and implement a workplace mental health policy and strategies to improve the mental health of employees. Also available: WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package--14 modules Other modules included in the package: Improving Access and Use of Psychotropic Medicines Child and Adolescent Mental Health Policies and Plans Mental Health Policy, Plans and Programmes. Updated version Mental Health Context Mental Health Financing Advocacy for Mental Health Quality Improvement for Mental Health Organization of Services for Mental Health Planning and Budgeting to Deliver Services for Mental Health Mental Health Legislation and Human Rights Mental Health Information Systems Human Resources and Training in Mental Health Monitoring and Evaluation of Mental Health Policies and Plans

Mental Health and Work Denmark

Author : OECD
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This report on Denmark looks at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges are being tackled.

Mental Health and Work Norway

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This report on Norway looks at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges are being tackled.

Workplace Mental Health Manual for Nurse Managers

Author : Lisa Y. Adams, PhD, MSc, RN
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"This text provides a comprehensive overview, if not thesis, of the contributing factors to workplace stress and how to revisit [them] and our own mental health. How can nurses and health care workplaces expect to offer health and healing when such basic foundational human dynamics of mental health are not addressed? This work opens the door to both the dynamics and the deep dimensions of the root issues facing humanity and our places of work and play." ó Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN (From the Foreword) "This is a wonderful addition to leadership and management personnel and a good resource for any nurse. Too often nurses hide these issues and we need to make others aware of what can occur and take steps to bring these conditions out in the open. It is definitely a worthwhile addition to any nursing library... Weighted Numerical Score: 100 - 5 Stars!" -- Doody's Book Reviews Todayís health care landscape has brought many changes, challenges, and even turmoil to the workplace; stressors that can threaten the mental health of even the most stalwart and resilient of nurses. Targeting the complex set of stressors found in health care work environments, this unique, practical resource describes the impact of bullying, harassment, addictions, violence, and other triggers and the resulting adverse physiological and behavioral responses in these facilities. It presents evidence-based strategies to help health care professionals cope with unhealthy work environments. The book describes the characteristics of health care work environments that promote stress at personal and organizational levels, and their impact on the mental health of individuals working in them. It offers insight into individual and group dynamics and the role of the health care institution, workplace management, and individual employee in fostering both healthy and unhealthy work environments. The book investigates a variety of situations that can erode mental health among coworkers and offers evidence-based improvement strategies for creating healthier, more respectful workplace environments. Case studies; specific program development initiatives; and examples of personal, professional, and organizational approaches to ameliorate adverse behaviors are included. Readers of this book will be well armed to cope with any unprofessional, disrespectful behavior on the part of their professional colleagues. It will be useful in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and health care leadership and management courses, and as a quick reference for all health care professionals dealing with mental health problems in the workplace. Key Features: Presents proven strategies for improving mental health in all health care work environments Discusses theory and philosophical underpinnings for mental health in the workplace, including good business sense Provides case studies and precedent-setting examples Explores policy implications and program development initiatives that can be used to improve workplace environments Addresses legal and ethical obligations for facilitating workplace mental health

Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety The body health care management and policy tools and approaches

Author : Jeanne Mager Stellman
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Revised and expanded, this edition provides comprehensive coverage of occupational health and safety. A new CD-ROM version is available which provides the benefits of computer-assisted search capabilities.

Employee Well being Support

Author : Andrew Kinder
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Employees have a set of needs as part of the 'psychological contract' of employment. However, organizations operate for a reason and they too have agendas and needs. It is how the two come together that determines the capacity for good human relations and optimum productivity. Employee Well-being Support is an edited collection of expert contributions that explores all key issues in this increasingly critical area.

How to Support Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

Author : David Cain
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Mental health at work is one of the most important issues facing employers and employees today. This guide will help you improve wellbeing in the workplace and support the mental health of your employees. Inside you will find lots of useful tips and guidance to make the workplace a healthy and positive place to be. By seeking to promote wellbeing and support employees experiencing mental health problems, you are working to keep your business healthy. This guide can be used in a number of ways. It can be used as a ready reference when you want information about mental health and employment. You can also use it as a workbook or as a training aid for colleagues. It plays a central role in the support Paritas can offer to you.

Work Accommodation and Retention in Mental Health

Author : Izabela Z. Schultz
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Growing interest in the field of mental health in the workplace among policy makers, clinicians, and researchers alike has been fueled by equal employment rights legislation and increasing disability statistics in mental heath. The importance of addressing this topic is underscored by the fact that depression now ranks second on the hierarchy of occupational disabilities. The problem is compounded by a host of factors, including major difficulties in job retention and productivity experienced by persons with mental health disabilities; younger age and higher education of persons with mental health problems; and labor shortages and an aging workforce in many industrialized countries. In addition, particularly in the United States, the vocational needs of army veterans returning from duty with mental health disorders require system-based solutions and new rehabilitation approaches. The pressure created by these powerful legislative, societal, and economic forces has not been matched by the state of evidence-based practices in the field of employment retention and job accommodation in mental health. Current research evidence is fragmented, limited in scope, difficult to access, and adversely affected by the traditional divide between the fields of psychiatry and psychology on one hand and interdisciplinary employment research and practices on the other. As a result, policy makers, employers, disability compensation systems, and rehabilitation and disability management professionals have been left without a critical "how to" evidence-informed toolbox for occupational practices to accommodate and retain persons with mental health disabilities in the workplace. Currently, no single source of knowledge and research evidence exists in the field that would guide best practices. Yet the need for workplace accommodations for persons with mental health disabilities has been growing and, based on epidemiological trends, is anticipated to grow even more in the future. These trends leave physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, vocational rehabilitation professionals, disability managers, human resource professionals, and policy makers poorly prepared to face the challenge of integrating and maintaining persons with mental health disabilities in the workplace. The aim of the Handbook is to close the gap between the needs of the professionals and networks that work with or study persons with mental heath disorders in an employment context and the actual knowledge base in the field. The Handbook will be written in language that can easily be understood by readers representing a multitude of disciplines and research paradigms spanning the mental health, rehabilitation, and employment fields of inquiry. The Handbook will contribute an integration of the best quantitative and qualitative research in the field, together with experts’ consensus, regarding effective work retention and accommodation strategies and practices in mental health. The book will consist of five major sections, divided into chapters written by recognized experts in these areas.

Career Work and Mental Health

Author : Vernon Zunker
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Individuals seeking career counseling often present with a complex array of issues, and thus it is often difficult for counselors to separate career satisfaction and development from other mental health issues. Career, Work, and Mental Health examines this tightly woven connection between mental health issues and career development and offers practical ways for counselors to blend career and personal counseling. Taking this integrative approach, author Vernon Zunker offers step-by-step procedures for delivering effective intervention strategies – tactics that are meaningful and relevant to career choice, career development, and the interconnectedness of personal problems.