Managers are keypersons for employees with common mental disorders (CMD) and expected to support these employees. They have the opportunity to act at an early stage of an employees’ mental ill-health, and, early managerial measures might prevent employees from sick leave. However, the manager's room for action is largely determined by conditions at the organizational and work place levels. We are interested in the impact of such conditions on the managers’ measures for employees with CMD. In the autumn of 2021 we launched a web-based survey to 4400 Swedish managers in the private sector with a response rate of approximately 60-65%. Added to this we will explore in a qualitative study managers' experiences of how the organizational and workplace levels have promoted or made it difficult for managers to support these employees. Data-collection is on-going in 2022.
Monica Bertilsson, researcher, senior lecturer, Göteborgs universitet
Gunnel Hensing, professor, Göteborgs universitet
Agneta Blomberg, associate researcher, Göteborgs universitet
Linda Corin, PhD, Institutet för stressmedicin, Västra Götalandsregionen
Lisa Björk, PhD, Institutet för stressmedicin, Västra Götalandsregionen
Carin Staland-Nyman, senior lecturer, Högskolan i Halmstad
Stephen Stansfeld, professor, Queen Mary University of London, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, England.
Christian Ståhl, professor, Linköpings universitet
Angeligue de Rijk, professor, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
Ellinor Tengelin, senior lecturer, Högskolan Väst
AFA försäkring (Dnr190130)