Addressing Mental Health Problems at Work

  • Margaret M. BarryEmail author


This chapter considers interventions for addressing common mental health problems at work, including strategies for reducing anxiety and depression, addressing stigma and promoting greater awareness and understanding of how to manage mental health problems in the workplace. Interventions for managing employment transitions and job search skills for re-employment among unemployed workers are examined. The importance of employment in promoting the recovery of those who experience serious mental health problems and disorders is also considered, and effective strategies for reintegrating people with mental disorders into the workforce are presented. Practice examples and case studies are presented based on evidence-based approaches that have been implemented in workplaces in different countries.


Mental health problems Anxiety Depression Stigma Cognitive behavioural interventions Unemployment Job search Career management Retirement Recovery Supported employment 


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