A protocol for the HeadCoach trial: the development and evaluation of an online mental health training program for workplace managers
OPEN BMC psychiatry | 31 Jan 2018
A Gayed, BT Bryan, K Petrie, M Deady, A Milner, AD LaMontagne, RA Calvo, A Mackinnon, H Christensen, A Mykletun, N Glozier and SB Harvey
Within high income countries, mental health is now the leading cause of long term sickness absence in the workplace. Managers are in a position to make changes and decisions that have a positive effect on the wellbeing of staff, the recovery of employees with mental ill health, and potentially prevent future mental health problems. However, managers report addressing workplace mental health issues as challenging. The aim of the HeadCoach trial is to evaluate the effectiveness of a newly developed online training intervention to determine whether it is able to build managers' confidence to better support individuals within their teams who are experiencing mental ill health, and the confidence to promote manager behaviour likely to result in a more mentally healthy workplace.
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