This report summarises what we’ve learned from our first commission on promising approaches for addressing workplace mental health. It also sets out why businesses and researchers need to work together to take a more scientific approach to supporting mental health at work.
Businesses all over the world are thinking about how they can most effectively support the mental health of their staff, even more so in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. But despite growing interest and investment in workplace mental health initiatives in recent years, there is still so much we don't know about what works and what doesn’t.
In 2020, Wellcome commissioned ten global research teams to look at the existing evidence behind a single promising approach for addressing anxiety and depression in the workplace, with a focus on younger workers.
Key findings include:
The research identifies important gaps in our knowledge about what works. Businesses and scientists need to work together to fill these gaps in the evidence to understand how employers can most effectively support the mental health of their staff.
Read the summary report about all ten projects, and the individual research reports submitted to Wellcome.