One in five European workers reported poor mental well-being stress, depression1. Depression and anxiety are the most prevalent mental health difficulties in the workplace in the EU2, and depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy €1 trillion each year in lost productivity3. Workers in certain occupational sectors, such as construction, health and ICT, have poorer mental health, an elevated risk of suicide and reduced wellbeing.
While work environments can contribute to poor mental health, workplaces can also be a source of well-being. MINDUP will develop and evaluate an intervention to improve mental health in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the construction, health and ICT sectors. During the project, we will: