Mental health of workers
Workers who have experienced mental health problems and have had positive experiences at work are needed for a new study.
The Mental Health Foundation ( MHF) and the University of Otago are hoping to interview employees and their employers about what has made their experiences positive and their working relationship productive.
MHF chief executive Judi Clements says research has shown that work has many benefits.
‘‘We’re keen to learn through this research the key factors that help,’’ she says.
‘‘The project’s aim is to highlight positive examples and uncover useful, practical tips.’’
The study’s findings will be used to develop a practical report for the Like Minds, Like Mine programme which works to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and promote social inclusion.
Participation in the study is voluntary and the employee needs to have been in full or parttime employment which is permanent or contracted.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 823 5025 for more information or to register to take part.