The World Health Organization has announced that World Health Organization Guidelines on Mental Health at Work, and the accompanying Policy Brief from the World Health Organization and International Labour Organization will be published on 28 September 2022.
WHO’s first-ever global guidelines on mental health at work provide evidence-based recommendations to improve mental health at work by supporting those who live with, or without, a mental health condition to participate and thrive at work. With an estimated 60% of the world in work, these guidelines provide much needed recommendations for employers, workers and stakeholders responsible for the health, safety and well-being of working people.
Specific recommendations are also included for health, humanitarian and emergency workers. The accompanying Policy Brief from the World Health Organization and International Labour Organization brings the guideline recommendations to life and calls on stakeholders in the world of work to take practical action to support mental health at work.
Together the ambition is to create a significant change in how mental health is viewed in the work setting, to reduce the stigma associated with mental health conditions and to prevent, protect and promote, and support effective action for mental health at work.
The work will be published on September 28th with further details available soon. A communication package including key messages, social media collateral, and other materials will be shared in advance to support wide dissemination on the publication day. A briefing will be organized in advance of the launch to support communications .