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Implementation and evaluation of a multi-level mental health promotion intervention for the workplace (MENTUPP): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

Arensman, Ella, Leduc, Mallorie, O’brien, Cliodhna, Corcoran, Paul, Griffin, Eve, Leduc, Caleb, Coppens, Evelien, Tsantila, Fotini, Ross, Victoria, Abdulla, Kahar, Hauck, Pia, Amann, Benedikt l., Aust, Birgit, Pashoja, Arlinda Cerga, Cresswell-Smith, Johanna, D’alessandro, Luigia, Fanaj, Naim, Greiner, Birgit a., Luyten, Jeroen, Mathieu, Sharna, Maxwell, Margaret, Qirjako, Gentiana, Reich, Hanna, Sanches, Sarita, Tóth, Monika ditta, Kilroy, Joseph, Michell, Karen, Reavley, Nicola, McDaid, David ORCID: 0000-0003-0744-2664, Van Audenhove, Chantal, O’connor, Ainslie, Moreno-Alcázar, Ana, Meksi, Andia, Szekely, Andras, Lamontagne, Anthony, Como, Ariel, Dushaj, Arilda, Doukani, Asmae, Justicia, Azucena, Hogg, Bridget, Holland, Carolyn, Paterson, Charlotte, Lockwood, Chris, Guinart, Daniel, Dhálaigh, Doireann Ní, Kim, Dooyoung, Williamson, Eileen, Zsak, Eva, Burazeri, Genc, Cully, Grace, Davey, Grace, Purebl, György, Serbanescu, Ilinca, Van Weeghel, Jaap, Alcaraz, Juan Carlos Medina, Eustace, Joe, Hug, Juliane, Kõlves, Kairi, Mulcahy, Karen, Thomson, Katherine, Wahlbeck, Kristian, De Winter, Lars, Cox, Laura, Fontana, Marta, Trembeczky, Peter, Driessen, Pia, Lohmann-Devantier, Rebecca, Rugulies, Reiner, Benson, Ruth, Rapeli, Saara, Ihinonvien, Sarah, Mustafa, Sevim, Hackel, Stefan, Alexander, Susan, King, Tanya, Hegerl, Ulrich, Scott, Vanda and Orchard, Wendy (2023) Implementation and evaluation of a multi-level mental health promotion intervention for the workplace (MENTUPP): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials, 24 (1). ISSN 1745-6215

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Identification Number: 10.1186/s13063-023-07537-0


Background Well-organised and managed workplaces can be a source of wellbeing. The construction, healthcare and information and communication technology sectors are characterised by work-related stressors (e.g. high workloads, tight deadlines) which are associated with poorer mental health and wellbeing. The MENTUPP intervention is a flexibly delivered, multi-level approach to supporting small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in creating mentally healthy workplaces. The online intervention is tailored to each sector and designed to support employees and leaders dealing with mental health difficulties (e.g. stress), clinical level anxiety and depression, and combatting mental health-related stigma. This paper presents the protocol for the cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) of the MENTUPP intervention in eight European countries and Australia. Methods Each intervention country will aim to recruit at least two SMEs in each of the three sectors. The design of the cRCT is based on the experiences of a pilot study and guided by a Theory of Change process that describes how the intervention is assumed to work. SMEs will be randomly assigned to the intervention or control conditions. The aim of the cRCT is to assess whether the MENTUPP intervention is effective in improving mental health and wellbeing (primary outcome) and reducing stigma, depression and suicidal behaviour (secondary outcome) in employees. The study will also involve a process and economic evaluation. Conclusions At present, there is no known multi-level, tailored, flexible and accessible workplace-based intervention for the prevention of non-clinical and clinical symptoms of depression, anxiety and burnout, and the promotion of mental wellbeing. The results of this study will provide a comprehensive overview of the implementation and effectiveness of such an intervention in a variety of contexts, languages and cultures leading to the overall goal of delivering an evidence-based intervention for mental health in the workplace.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s)
Divisions: Social Policy
Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2023 11:06
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2024 17:51

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