An Evaluation of the Mentally Healthy Workplace Training Programme

  The Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives (SCHWL) and NHS Health Scotland commissioned an evaluation of the mentally healthy workplaces training programme. This research was conducted in partnership with Queen Margaret University and Progressive Partnership Ltd. The purpose of the study was to establish the impact this training on employers, managers and supervisors, through a comparison of changes in relevant attitudes, awareness and practice in employers / managers who have attended the programme with employers / managers who have not participated. The Mentally Healthy Workplace Training Programme addresses two key issues seen as central to employment policy. Firstly, the recognition of the need to promote mental well being in the workplace and the costs of failing to do so. Secondly, the social inclusion agenda that recognises that many people currently excluded from the workplace due to mental health problems want to work and, with the right support, can make a valuable contribution in the workplace. The evaluation found that the course was viewed positively by participants and had an impact on their practice. Mental well-being was considered to be important or very important in the workplace and most organisations had a range of workplace policies and practices in this area.

  • Start Date:

    1 October 2008

  • End Date:

    1 April 2009

  • Activity Type:

    Research

  • Funder:

    NHS Health Scotland