News from IMIM
The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are far reaching and long lasting for people working in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in terms of people's wellbeing and mental health and the social and economic impacts.
The EU-funded large-scale MINDUP project ("Mental Health Promotion and Intervention in Occupational Settings") began in January 2020. MINDUP aims to improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace by developing, implementing and evaluating a multilevel intervention targeting both prevalent psychiatric disorders (depression, anxiety disorders) and non-clinical aspects of mental health (stress, burnout, wellbeing, depressive symptoms).
Considering the short-term and long-term impacts of COVID-19, including staff stress and anxiety, reduced quality and perhaps intensity of care for those with mental disorders, or other impacts associated with the COVID-19-crisis, the MINDUP project is timely while it offers to SMEs support and intervention tools with a specific focus on alleviating depression and anxiety among staff.
The MINDUP Consortium, coordinated by Prof. Ella Arensman, Dr Birgit Greiner, School of Public Health and National Suicide Research Foundation, University College Cork, consists of 17 international partners, including the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), which is the only participant in the State.