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Mental Health Promotion and Intervention in Occupational Settings: MINDUP

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 848137

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 996 313,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 710 232,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

Objective

Depression and anxiety are the most prevalent mental health difficulties in the workplace in the EU, causing immense suffering and costing the global economy €1 trillion each year in lost productivity. Certain sectors, in particular construction, health and ICT, have an elevated risk of mental health difficulties, with those working in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) being particularly vulnerable. However, most SMEs have limited capacity to address mental health promotion and provide mental health interventions to staff. As SMEs comprise more than 90% of all EU businesses, there is a huge potential to influence population health.

MINDUP aims to improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace by developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive, multilevel intervention targeting both clinical (depressive, anxiety disorders) and non-clinical (stress, burnout, wellbeing, depressive symptoms) mental health issues, as well as combating the stigma of mental (ill-) health. The intervention will be tailored for SMEs in construction, healthcare and ICT and assessed in a multi-country Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial. The primary aim is to improve mental health in the workplace, with a secondary aim to reduce depression and suicidal behaviour.

MINDUP will be conducted by an interdisciplinary consortium that includes world leading experts in mental health in occupational settings, depression, anxiety, stress, suicide prevention and stigma. It builds on a solid foundation of evidence, in particular leveraging partner European Alliance Against Depression’s four-level intervention to improve mental health and reduce suicide risk and partner Mates in Construction’s successful workplace intervention to reduce suicide in construction workers. Long-lasting impact is also a key priority of the project, with activities dedicated to the development of replication materials to support long-term use of the MINDUP intervention in SMEs across Europe.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Address

Western Road
T12 Yn60 Cork

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 610 205

Participants (16)

EUROPEAN ALLIANCE AGAINST DEPRESSION EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 543 000

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 401 500

DET NATIONALE FORSKNINGSCENTER FORARBEJDSMILJO

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 248 866,25

TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 175 725

THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 155 542,50

SEMMELWEIS EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 105 875

STICHTING KENNISCENTRUM PHRENOS

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 247 500

QENDRES SE SHENDETIT DHE MIREQENIES KOMUNITARE

Albania

EU Contribution

€ 111 870

ZYRA PER SHENDET MENDOR

Kosovo

EU Contribution

€ 132 210

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 226 102,50

CONSORCIO MAR PARC DE SALUT DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 164 175

NATIONAL SUICIDE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 288 723,75

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

United States

EU Contribution

€ 99 000

PINTAIL LTD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 199 937,50

GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY

Australia

MATES IN CONSTRUCTION (AUST) LTD

Australia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 848137

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 996 313,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 710 232,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland