Workplace Factors and the Integrated Model

This literature review of evidence of psycho-social risks for mental illness health in the workplace assesses the key risk factors specifically associated with workplace mental ill-health.  It includes a meta-analysis of evidence for workplace factors, and a consideration of the issues that emerge when evaluating these factors. Created by Professor Nick Glozier, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney.

Developing an Integrated Approach to Workplace Mental Health is an article which outlines the ‘integrated model’, as developed by Professor Anthony La Montagne, Deakin University.  It also gives an example of how it can be applied in a workplace setting.

Total Worker Health is a registered trademark of the US Department of Health and Human Services and another multi-factor model that has influenced WorkSafe’s approach in advancing worker wellbeing. As with the ‘integrated model’ it takes a holistic approach to explaining the social causes of mental injury, illness and health.

An integrated approach to workplace mental health: Nine priorities for implementation in Australia gives a concise and clear summary of the integrated approach and outlines key priorities for preventing harm and promoting the positive for managing mental illness. The section on further information and resources is valuable too.  It is a white paper produced by the University of Tasmania’s Work, Health & Wellbeing Network in collaboration with national and international researchers, practitioners and policy makers.