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Work — the problem, or the solution to common mental health issues?

Lauren Finestone

Depression, anxiety, stress-related disorders. Work can be the problem or the solution if you are dealing with these, or other, common mental health issues. What are the factors that make the difference?

A recent Scandinavian study identified several important factors that, if present in workplaces, can contribute to workers’ well-being, performance and work participation: Supportive organisational climates Workplaces and supervisors who openly talk about mental health conditions are critical. Workers with depression will be reluctant to talk about mental health issues if their supervisors aren’t.  Social support and good rela...

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Published 23 May, 2022