The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Wellbeing is a comprehensive and cutting-edge work providing the latest insights into a range of perspectives on organizational wellbeing, as well as highlighting global wellbeing issues and exploring new contexts. Topics covered include: digital working and social media, LGBTQIA+ identifications and work, suicide at work, refugee workers, and mental health. A multi- and inter-disciplinary work, this handbook embraces ideas and empirical work from a range of fields including psychology, business and management, economics, and science. This handbook draws together current knowledge whilst also outlining emerging issues and directions, making this an invaluable resource for students and researchers spanning a wide array of disciplines. Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives; Part 2: International Issues and Contexts; Part 3: Developing Organizational Wellbeing; and Part 4: Emerging Issues and Directions.

Chapter 24: National Approaches to Wellbeing Interventions: The UK Management Standards as an Example

National Approaches to Wellbeing Interventions: The UK Management Standards as an Example

National approaches to wellbeing interventions: the UK management standards as an example
Karina Nielsen Carolyn Axtell Siobhan Taylor

Introduction

Poor wellbeing is increasingly considered a significant challenge in modern society. In the OECD countries, approximately 15% of the working population suffer from stress, anxiety and depression, resulting in long-term sickness absence for about half of this group (OECD, 2014). In Europe, 25% of workers have experienced work-related stress (Vargas et al., 2014) and in the UK, the National Labour Force Survey showed that stress, anxiety and depression accounted for 44% of work-related ill-health and 57% of working days lost (HSE, 2018). Psychosocial ...

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