Mental Health in the Labour Force: A Literature Review and Research GAP Analysis [White Paper & Slides]
PublisherWatson Wyatt Canada ULC
Peer ReviewedDr. Roland McDevitt, Dr. Stephen Nyce, Dr. Jean-Pierre Brun, Dr. Alain Lesage, Dr. Edgardo Pérez, Bill Wilkerson.
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AbstractMental health and alcohol abuse disorders are the sleeping giant of health care in modern society. These disorders create immense problems for the individuals with these conditions and for the companies who employ them. There is now a substantial research base that informs this important health challenge. This project was undertaken to synthesize the current research literature from North America in order to take stock of what is known today and to identify gaps in this knowledge. These gaps form the basis for recommendations for future research and for employer action. This project is being advanced by Homewood and the Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health on behalf of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Also - findings presnted at the 2nd Canadian Congress on Research and Mental Health and the Workplace, Vancouver, BC, Canada (see SLIDES).
Table of ContentsExecutive Summary. 1) Introduction. 2) The Social Context of Workplace Mental Health. 3) Research Literature Review. 4) Research Gap Analysis. 5) Conclusions. Appendices A, B, C, D, E.
DescriptionA major white paper for business and social policy in Canada (125 pages)
CitationAttridge, M., Ricciuti, J., Steacy, R., Durant, G., Ausqui, J., DeBartolli, K., & Clarkson, A. (2007). Mental health in the labour force: A literature review and research GAP analysis. White Paper. (125 pages). Toronto, ON: Watson Wyatt Canada.
SponsorsHomewood, Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), specifically the Committee of Partners on Mental Health in the Workplace, Desjardins Financial Security, Great-West Life Assurance Company, Manulife Financial, Standard Life Assurance Company, Sun Life Financial, and Watson Wyatt Canada ULC
Keywordworkplace mental health
Employee assistance programs
Health Care Costs