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16/05/2008

Tool Information

Settings: Workplace
MHP Steps: Implementation
Country of Origin: Canada
Languages: English
URL: Click here for Tool Website

Evaluation: Unknown
Available Formats: Paper Based | Online
Free: Yes
Restrictions on Use: No
Tool Focus: Individual and Organisation
Tool Type: Programme

Tool Description

The Antidepressant Skills at Work Manual is aimed at: - Working people with low mood who may be at risk for developing depression. - Working people who have developed a mild or major depression. - Individuals who have been off work for a period of time. - Partners, family members, friends or workplace colleagues who want to help. - Employers, supervisors or managers concerned about their staff. - Professionals who would like a tool to use as an adjunct to their clinical treatment. It focuses on ways to deal with workplace problems so they are less likely to cause depressed mood or lead to depression. In addition it is concerned with reducing the effects of depression mood on work satisfaction and performance. Its contents include: - A description of depression, possible causes and options for treatment. - Three practical skills, based on scientific evidence, for dealing with depressed mood. Skills are presented in a step-by-step format. - Stories that show how working people might use these skills. - An overview of workplace issues that arise for people dealing with depression.

Tool Characteristics

Application in the Field: General use in one country
Tool mainly used in: Canada
Stage of Development: Recently produced(2-3 years)
Evaluation and Research: Studies/Technical Data available

Contact Details

Contact Name: Dr. Dan Bilsker
Organisation Name: Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction
Address: Faculty of Mental Health Sciences. Fraser Univesrity
Address Line 2: Suite 7200, 515 W. Hastings Street
Postal Code: BC V6B 5K3
Country: Canada
Email: info@carmha.ca

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