Promoting mental health in the workplace

Together with TNO (NCO Netherlands), the University of Nottingham, the Work Research Centre (Operational Unit NCO Ireland) and the London School of Economics, Prevent (NCO Belgium) finalized a study on mental health in the European workplace. The study was commanded by the European Commission (DG Employment) and resulted in three publications: 1) Final report: an overview of the existing regulatory initiatives in Europe protecting the mental health of employees, followed by a number of scenarios with policy options for the European Commission, as well as an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of these scenarios; 2) an interpretative document concerning Framework Directive 89/391, the legal basis for mental health at work; and 3) a guidance for employers and employees to implement a comprehensive approach to mental health in the workplace - including prevention, health promotion and re-integration.