Managing Depression in the Workplace – Bridging Research and Practice
This webinar presentation will describe workplace strategies to aid in supporting employees with depression in the workplace.
Researchers from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) collaborated with a stakeholder advisory group to create an easy-to-use free resource for workplaces. The project drew on a review of the published research as well as employer and worker experiences gathered through an online survey, interviews, and focus groups, administered across Canada. Data about current workplace practices and experiences, providing current practice evidence, was combined with the research evidence to provide a comprehensive view of the available evidence.
The presentation will cover workplace culture, workplace processes, resources (workplace and non-workplace) as well as actionable steps workplaces can utilize to better support employees who may be experiencing depression.
You will learn
- scientific and practice evidence about depression in the workplace
- employee, manager, and OHS personnel experiences with depression
- workplace strategies to support employees with depression in the workplace
- a practical guide for workplaces
- We synthesized evidence from three sources: scientific literature, practitioner expertise, worker experience
- Results reveal the importance of non-judgemental listening, flexible individualized supports, and access to external treatment/support resources
- Synthesizing practice and scientific evidence can help guide policies and practices to support workers with depression