December/January 2008/2009 (vol. 05/4)

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Healthy Minds at Work, Part 1

Part 1: Background to the project


The Healthy Minds at Work programme was a partnership of organisations in Wales, working together to help workers experiencing stress, anxiety or depression stay in their jobs. In the first of a series of articles Professor Andy Smith explains the context of the programme and what it hoped to achieve.

THE aim of this first article in the series is to review the scale and impact of mental health problems in the workplace and to examine the main features of the Healthy Minds at Work project. Future articles will consider specific pieces of research carried out in the context of the project: stress in those starting work; the role of …

Professor Andy Smith is Director of the Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology at Cardiff University.

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Occupational Health at Work December/January 2008/2009 (vol. 05/4) pp31-33

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