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

Acting before Problems Arise: Development, Validation and Implementation of the BaromÊtre Tool for Occupational Mental Health


This project is intended to support organizations in their primary prevention initiatives to foster better management of mental health problems in the workplace. Good practices for preventing mental health problems could enhance the psychosocial safety climate, which refers to shared perceptions regarding the practices, policies and procedures in place in an organization to address mental health problems.

In concrete terms, this project will involve the development, implementation and assessment of a tool called « BaromÊtre », based on psychosocial safety climate theory. On one hand, this barometer will make it possible to establish a threshold over which psychological and organizational consequences can be predicted. On the other hand, the project will involve the development, implementation and assessment of an intervention with executive and management teams to enhance their organization’s psychosocial safety climate and thereby prevent mental health problems. Ultimately, the knowledge gained will promote early detection of problems in implementing mental health interventions at work by establishing, from the outset, that mental health issues are a priority for executives and managers.

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Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 2022-0017
Status: Ongoing
  • Caroline Biron (Université Laval)
  • Hélène Sultan-Taïeb (Université du Québec à Montréal )
  • Pierre-Sébastien Fournier (Université Laval)
  • Mahée Gilbert-Ouimet (Université Laval)
  • Julie Dextras-Gauthier (Université Laval)
  • Elena Laroche (Université Laval)
  • Manon Truchon (Université Laval)
  • Mariève Pelletier (Institut national de santé publique du Québec)
  • Nathalie Jauvin (Institut national de santé publique du Québec)
  • Michel Vézina (Institut national de santé publique du Québec)