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Developing an Integrated Approach to Workplace Mental Health


LaMontagne, AD and Martin, A and Page, KM and Reavley, NJ and Noblet, AJ and Milner, AJ and Keegel, T and Allisey, A and Papas, A and Witt, K and Smith, PM, Developing an Integrated Approach to Workplace Mental Health, Total Worker Health: Integrative Approaches to Safety, Health & Wellbeing, American Psychological Association, HL Hudson, JAS Nigam, SL Sauter, LC Chosewood, AL Schill, J Howard (ed), Washington D.C., pp. 211-227. ISBN 978-1-4338-3025-9 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1037/0000149-013


In this chapter, we first present two background premises: (a) there is a high prevalence of mental health problems and disorders in the working population, and (b) working conditions are important and modifiable risk and protective factors for these problems. Workplace interventions to address common mental health problems have evolved relatively independently along three main threads or disciplinary traditions: medicine, public health, and psychology. The remainder of the chapter presents in detail our proposition that interventions from each of these three threads need to be integrated to achieve the greatest population mental health benefits. An integrated approach would protect mental health by reducing work-related risk factors, promote mental health by developing the positive aspects of work as well as worker strengths and positive capacities, and address mental health problems among working people regard-less of cause

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:workplace mental health
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Human resources management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Martin, A (Professor Angela Martin)
ID Code:130348
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2019-01-22
Last Modified:2022-12-22

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