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Workplace mental health programmes reduce depression, study shows

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3196 (Published 12 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3196
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Mental health promotion programmes that are provided to entire workforces, and not just to those considered at risk of mental illness, can significantly reduce levels of depression symptoms, a systematic review published in BMC Medicine has shown.1 The review also demonstrated that the greatest benefit came from cognitive behavioural therapy based approaches.

Depression is predicted to become the leading cause of work …

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