The H-WORK Innovation Platform, named the “Mental-health-at-Work Platform”, leverages the collective knowledge from various Work Packages within the H-WORK project. These encompass the creation of the Assessment Toolkit, Intervention Toolkit, and Evaluation Toolkit, along with the development of communication, dissemination, and policy recommendations activities.
The primary goal of the Platform is to enhance mental health in workplaces across Europe by guiding key decision-makers, such as employers, managers, occupational health and safety and human resources professionals, in effectively promoting the mental well-being of their workforce. This is accomplished through the provision of assessment, intervention, and evaluation interactive tools, as well as offering policy briefs and economic calculation solutions for mental health interventions.
It comprises three main sections:
1) The Interactive tools
The three tools are accessible with a simple login, where users need to provide their email address to receive a personal code. Access to the tools is free, and no personal data is collected. The login is designed solely for the purpose of saving the users’ answers.
The Decision Support System comprises two questionnaires which are intended to aid managers to assess their company’s health needs as well as helping them select the right interventions for their needs.
2) The H-WORK Roadmap
The H-WORK Roadmap assists users with the intervention processes from start to finish thus assessing the needs through the intervention selection and design as well as with the implementation and evaluation.
Do you want to take action on mental health and well-being in your organisation? Have a look at the H-WORK Roadmap!
Prepare the ground
Prioritise the needs
Plan the actions
Actions into practice
Sustain the progress
3) The Policy Briefs
Making room for Mental Health: Recommendations from Psychologists to Managers
This briefing proposes several practical recommendations for action to effectuate a “mentally healthy” work environment, based on the H-WORK outcomes.
This policy brief summarises the barriers and opportunities of introducing workplace mental health and wellbeing interventions to SMEs. It also sets out a number of recommendations relevant to policymakers, Occupational Health Service (OHS) professionals and owners/operators of SMEs.