Testing a Workplace Mental Health Intervention in an Australian
Policing is a high-risk occupation for job stress and mental health problems, due to numerous operational & organizational stressors. In the state of Victoria, Australia, police have the highest rate of workers’ compensation claims for mental health problems. This issue has been recognized by the leadership of the Victoria Police, who commissioned an independent ‘Mental Health Review’ in 2016. Previous intervention efforts to address the problem in Victoria Police have been dominated by secondary/tertiary prevention approaches, rather than tackling the root causes. In the “Creating Healthy Workplaces” project, we co-designed an intervention with Victoria Police aiming to improve psychosocial working conditions, develop supportive leadership practices in station leadership, and promote mental health literacy among all officers.
Tony LaMontagne, Professor of Work Health and Well Being at Deakin University, will describe the intervention program, the process evaluation, and the preliminary results of the effectiveness evaluation.
Time: October 2, 2018. Tuesday, 12-1pm.
Location: CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Research 2, Room 4105
Center for Health, Work & Environment