What is MENTUPP?
MENTUPP is a large-scale EU funded research project aimed to improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace by developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive, multilevel intervention targeting both clinical and non-clinical mental health issues and with a particular focus on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
The project involves 14 countries and 17 project partners, including: the National Suicide Research Foundation, University College Cork, European Alliance Against Depression; the Australian ‘Mates in Construction’ (a workplace intervention to reduce suicide in construction workers); Pintail, the World Health Organization and Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH).
The project has a total funding allocation of €4.3 million. Of all 141 submissions, the MENTUPP project received the highest ranking. MENTUPP 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.
The primary aim of MENTUPP is to improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace by developing, implementing and evaluating (via a Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial) 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 secondary aim is to reduce depression and suicidal behaviour.
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