Journal article

A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate HeadCoach An Online Mental Health Training Program for Workplace Managers

Aimee Gayed, Bridget T Bryan, Anthony D LaMontagne, Allison Milner, Mark Deady, Rafael A Calvo, Andrew Mackinnon, Helen Christensen, Arnstein Mykletun, Nicholas Glozier, Samuel B Harvey

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVE: Mental ill-health is now the leading cause of sickness absence and occupational incapacity in high-income countries. This study evaluated HeadCoach online manager training, designed to improve confidence, and managerial behaviors that create mentally healthy workplaces. METHODS: A cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted comparing managers who received HeadCoach (N = 87) to waitlist control (N = 123). Managers' confidence and behavior were investigated at baseline, postintervention, and follow-up. Psychological distress of direct reports was evaluated. RESULTS: Confidence significantly increased postintervention only; however, per-protocol analyses indicated a significant..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by beyondblue with donations from the Movember Foundation (Project Code: LK 7139). Additional funding was provided by the icare Foundation and the Mental Health Branch of NSW Health.