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Occupational stress with mental health clients in acute response (OSCAR)

Objective

Occupational stress features highly in both the hospital and community-based mental health workforce, particularly with respect to violent severely mentally ill clients. This project aims to address the problem of occupational stress by producing European comparative baseline data, and by developing and evaluating trans-European training packages, which include standardised and effective stress reduction and risk assessment procedures. Objectives are to evaluate on a European, trans-national basis levels of occupational stress and burnout, to examine the aetiological factors which precipitate the occurrence of violent behaviour, to examine the efficacy of risk management strategies, and to develop and evaluate effective stress reduction training packages. The method is a quasi-experimental research study. Outputs include a European database, standardised and evaluated risk assessment and stress reduction training packages.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Middlesex University
Address
Highgate Hill
N19 5NF London
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

COUNTY OF AARHUS, DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Skovagervej 2
8240 Risskov
INSTITUTE OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY
Poland
Address
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9
02 957 Warszawa
NORDLAND PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL
Norway
Address
Kloeveraasvn. 1
8002 Bode
STORSTROEM COUNTY
Denmark
Address
Parkvej 37
4700 Nykobing Falster
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road
CB2 2QQ Cambridge
UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE
Finland
Address
Medisiinarinkatu 3
33014 Tampere