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Reducing mental health-related stigma benefits the workplace

A significant reduction in workers taking sick leave was recorded at a workplace trialling a low-intensity psychological intervention program that also aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental health conditions.

The Prevail program was trialled in a large UK government agency and targets the whole workforce, rather than just being offered to workers who are currently experiencing mental ill-health. In addition to the reduction in sickness absences, the trial also noted a substantial reduction in reported self-stigma and anticipated stigma.

For support minimising mental health-related stigma, visit Comcare’s Mental Notes webpage.

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