E-fact 46: Mental health promotion in the health care sector
According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO, 2005) psychosocial problems may result in illness, injury, stigmatization, isolation, and even death. They can also have a considerable impact on the employer – such as reduced productivity and lowered morale. Staff in the health care sector is particularly subjected to such mental health risks (World Health Organisation (WHO), 2004). Therefore, it is important and very useful to invest in mental health promotion in this sector.