IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Developing a strategic prevention process for occupational mental health problems


The growing number of injuries related to stress, occupational exhaustion or other psychological factors demonstrates the major increase in occupational mental health problems in the last few years. However, for organizations, the lack of a strategic risk prevention process is a major obstacle in this important issue. The researcher and his team have developed a process consisting of three phases: diagnosis, intervention and evaluation. Having completed the first phase, they will now collaborate with organizations to establish a structured program with three objectives: creating a diagnostic tool that they will be able to use directly; documenting and improving the steps in preventing occupational mental health problems; developing a strategic prevention process. With this second phase, research tools necessary for organizations can be simplified, a psychosocio-organizational model of the process can be validated, efficiency indicators for the interventions can be established and their implementation process can be documented, and a strategic process for occupational mental health can be developed. Organizations will thus have prevention tools that they will be able to use autonomously.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 0099-2400
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2007
Research Field: Special Projects
  • Jean-Pierre Brun (Université Laval)
  • Caroline Biron (Université Laval)
  • Hans Ivers (Université Laval)
  • Josée Martel (Université Laval)