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Less mental illness, more flourishing at work

Gabrielle Lis

Can interventions that target the psychosocial work environment reduce mental illness AND contribute to flourishing mental health?

People whose work has positive psychosocial characteristics (e.g. high levels of control and good social support) are more likely to have flourishing mental health. They are also less likely to have a mental illness, though the effect is not quite as strong. Less mental illness and more flourishing are both good outcomes for employers. Similar workplace interventions can be used to promote flourishing and reduce mental ill-health. Mental ...

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