09/17/2009

European Campaign Targets Mental Health in the Workplace

The World Health Organization (WHO) describes mental health as a state of
well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can
cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully,
and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

In a European campaign "work. in tune with life. move europe", the European
Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) has focused on helping promote
mental health in workplaces.

The main objective of the campaign is to increase awareness among organizations
and the general public about the need for, and the benefits of, mental health
promotion at the workplace. Additionally, useful and practical measures and
models on promoting and preserving mental health will be shared amongst the
organizations participating in the campaign. Based on the available literature
and examples of good practices collected, materials will be produced to help
employers and employees implement measures to promote good mental health at
work.

The official launch of the campaign is set to take place October 2009 at the
joint ENWHP / ProMenPol Conference in Berlin.

The ENWHP has carried out a number of important European initiatives over the
past decade which have established workplace health promotion (WHP) as a focus
for public health. The "Promoting Good Practice for Mental Health at the
Workplace" campaign is their eighth initiative to date.

Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP)