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A multifaceted intervention to improve mental health literacy in employees of a multi-campus university: A cluster randomised trial

NJ Reavley, TV McCann, S Cvetkovski, AF Jorm

Journal of Public Mental Health: the art, science and politics of creating a mentally healthy society | Published : 2014

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this study was to assess whether a multifaceted intervention could improve mental health literacy, facilitate help seeking and reduce psychological distress and alcohol misuse in staff of a multi-campus university in Australia. Design/methodology/approach – In this cluster randomised trial (ACTRN12610001027000), nine campuses were paired, with one of each pair randomly assigned to either intervention or control. Interventions (which were whole-of-campus) included e-mails, posters, campus events, factsheets/booklets and mental health first aid training courses. A monitoring sample of staff were ..

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