Journal article

Evaluation of an Occupational Mindfulness Program for Staff Employed in the Disability Sector in Australia

Joanne Brooker, John Julian, Lynne Webber, Jeffrey Chan, Frances Shawyer, Graham Meadows

MINDFULNESS | SPRINGER | Published : 2013

Abstract

Employees in the disability sector are subject to a range of stressors in the work place, and it is important that employers provide stress-management interventions to optimize coping and psychological wellbeing of these staff. The purpose of this preliminary study was to evaluate the impact of a group-based training program, known as 'Occupational Mindfulness' (OM), on employee coping and wellbeing within a disability service in Australia. The study involved a longitudinal observational design. Thirty-four participants (22 managers and 12 disability support workers, aged 23 to 60 years) completed a range of mindfulness and psychological wellbeing measures prior to commencement of the OM tra..

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