What if the well-being of the mind was to be rebuilt? A qualitative study of young working adults to develop operational models
This study aims to
- Examine how young employees describe mental health problems and what explanatory models they give them
- Describe the solutions and coping strategies that young employees, the occupational health care professionals attending to them and the young employees’ supervisors use to manage mental health issues
- Develop new operational models to support the mental health of young employees
- Create a new theoretical framework in the field of well-being at work and mental health in order to help to understand the background of psychological vulnerability more systematically.
More than 70 research interviews are carried out in the project. While the project is a multidisciplinary academic research, it also aims to renew Finnish practices related to mental health and to structure work ability, well-being at work and related operational models in a new way.
Occupational Health Helsinki
City of Espoo Occupational Health Services
University of Helsinki
Finnish Youth Research Network
University of Toronto
University of Kent
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health