Special Issue "Well-being, Mental Health and Prevention of Psychosocial Risks in Contemporary Working Life"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020).
Interests: occupational health and safety; public health; occupational risks; risk assessment; evaluation of interventions; work-related stress
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2. Centre for Organizational Health and Development, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, NG8 1BB, Nottingham, UK
2. Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health, School of Nursing, University of California Los Angeles, 650 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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We are pleased to announce the Special Issue on ‘’Well-being, Mental Health, and the Prevention of Psychosocial Risks in Contemporary Working Life’’, which we are editing in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Mentally healthy workplaces are crucial for sustaining workers’ well-being and preventing mental illness. EU- OSHA’s cost estimate of mental diseases was €240 billion a year in 2014, and 57% of these diseases were linked to a loss of productivity including sick leave (EU-OSHA, 2014). According to the World Health Organization’s definition of positive mental health, mentally healthy individuals “can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and … will perform better in their work.” To remain competitive, organizations need to invest in creating mentally healthy workplaces where a positive organizational environment and social context are being promoted and work design and work organization are well-managed to avoid their detrimental effect on workers’ health and safety and employee well-being.
Researchers and practitioners can support organizations providing up-to-date methods, tools, and practical solutions at organizational and policy levels in the field of occupational health and safety to effectively manage psychosocial risks at work and prevent their potential negative impact on workers’ health, well-being, and organizational sustainability.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to publish original, high-quality research papers as well as review articles addressing recent advances in occupational health psychology with a special focus on psychosocial risk prevention in the workplace and the promotion of workers’ mental health and well-being. We particularly welcome multidisciplinary contributions, papers on policy impact, studies with strong implications for practice, and papers reporting occupational health interventions and their outcomes and/or process evaluations.
All submitted manuscripts will be processed through a peer review process.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Prof. Dr. Sergio Iavicoli
Prof. Dr. Stavroula Leka
Dr. Jian Li
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Mental health
- Psychosocial risks
- Well-being at work
- Mentally healthy workplaces
- Work-related stress
- Job content and work organization
- Working conditions
- Social and interpersonal context at work
- Individual and organizational factors and their interactions
- Positive individual resources and coping strategies
- Bullying and harassment at work
- Intervention evaluation process
- Mental health policies
- Workers’ well-being promotion
- Cost of stress at work.