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Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Dissemination Strategy for Management of Low Mood and Depression among Employees of Pacific Blue Cross

This research pilot-tested a self-management tool entitled “Antidepressant Skills at Work” to inform the development of an effective, timely, and cohesive implementation strategy for employers and workers dealing with the onset of depression

The researchers developed and piloted a dissemination strategy for a self-care manual for workers dealing with the onset of depression. The research results highlighted psychological health as an important area for focus within the organization; the need for an integrated, multi-faceted approach involving a range of stakeholders; and a strong interest in accessing resources and training for evidence‐based, self‐care approaches to managing low mood and depression among employees

The project results will be relevant to other organizations planning to adopt mentally healthy workplace initiatives in the future

Principal Applicant: Elliot Goldner (SFU)
Co-Applicants: Joti Samra (SFU); Merv Gilbert (Gilbert Action Organizational Consulting); Dan Bilsker (VGH); Sinden Malinowski (Pacific Blue Cross)
Funding Awarded: $50,000 (Innovation)

Competition Year: 2008 File type: PDF (2 MB) Asset type: Research Research: RS2008-IG29