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Calling for positive work stories

Calling for positive work stories
Media release from the Mental Health Foundation

13 March, 2014

People in the workforce who have experienced mental health problems, and their employers, are the focus of a new study on what works in the workplace.

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) and the University of Otago want to hear from people who have had positive experiences at work, and have gone through a period of being mentally unwell.

Researcher Dr Sarah Gordon will interview employees, and their employers, about what has made their experiences positive and their working relationship productive.

The study’s findings will be used to develop a practical report for the Like Minds, Like Mine programme, which works to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and promote social inclusion.

Judi Clements, Chief Executive of the MHF, says research has shown that work has many positive benefits, “and we’re keen to learn through this research the key factors that help”.

“The project’s aim is to highlight positive examples, and uncover useful, practical tips for other employers and employees.”

Participation in the study is voluntary and the employee needs to have been in full or part-time employment, permanent or contracted.

For more information, or to register to take part, email sarah.e.gordon@otago.ac.nz or phone 07 823 5025.

Please note: People using assisted employment services or those working as a peer, consumer advisor, or lived experience practitioner, are outside the parameters of this project. Employees who would like to participate need to have regularly or occasionally sought support or treatment from mental health services, such as a GP or district health board mental health team, or services run by non-government organisations.

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