Special Issue "Mental Health in the Workplace: Lessons Learned from the COVID 19 Pandemic"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2022.
2. Department of Psychiatry, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 4N1, Canada
3. INSIGHT Research & Consulting, Golden, BC V0A 250, Canada
Interests: mental health in the workplace; mental illness and substance use stigma; evaluation of anti stigma and mental health interventions; program implementation
The protection and promotion of mental health in the workplace has become an increasingly important point of focus for researchers, organizations, policy makers and governments. Workplaces play an essential role in individuals’ mental health, as they can be both integral to the facilitation and protection of positive mental wellbeing as well as contributors to mental health problems and illnesses. Burnout, occupational stressors and stress injuries; an absence of psychological safety standards and policies; unhealthful workplace cultures; and mental illness stigma are but a few of the ways work conditions can negatively impact employees’ mental health, productivity and job satisfaction.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created additional challenges and brought about considerable—and considerably varied—disruptions across work sectors, types of work environments, and workers themselves. Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing tension points within work structures and workers’ gendered, racial, cultural and socioeconomic positionality, it has also created ever more opportunities to understand and address mental health in the context of work.
This Special Issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) aims to further the knowledge about mental health in the workplace through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Issue seeks to explore lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic that inform and shape our knowledge of workplace mental health priorities, strategies, initiatives, approaches and tools across a variety of sectors, work environments and worker groups. Accepted manuscript types include original research articles, reviews, brief reports and commentaries. Papers that discuss the design, implementation and evaluation of organizational interventions are encouraged, as are cost–benefit analyses and theoretical papers that provide guidance on how to develop effective mental health strategies in specific workplace sectors, environments or groups.
Dr. Stephanie Knaak
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- workplace mental health
- COVID-19 and mental health
- mental health interventions
- occupational stress
- employee mental health