Confusion over how to measure mental health is taking a toll on workplace wellbeing, but new networks of expertise may help

Cotton, Elizabeth (2014) Confusion over how to measure mental health is taking a toll on workplace wellbeing, but new networks of expertise may help. LSE British Politics and Policy Blog .

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Abstract

Due to the confusion over what counts as evidence, mental health research has largely failed to make a significant impact on workplace wellbeing and employment relations practices. Elizabeth Cotton argues that in order to make a positive difference, academic research will have to involve new technologies and communication strategies aimed at helping people to improve their mental health at work.

Academics in the field of mental health have to take blogging and social media seriously in this impact driven epoch. Ideas have to be read and used and this requires a way of seducing the reader to think about ideas that does not immediately offer simple solutions to complex problems. This is profoundly important for those of us working in the field of mental health at work, where the evidence-based fight is ongoing between different models and methods of understanding in addressing the mental health crisis that is looming in the recession.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): wellbeing, measurements, indicators, resilience, mental health at work
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Employment Relations group
Item ID: 14404
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Depositing User: Elizabeth Cotton
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2015 14:41
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 18:45
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14404

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