II CONGRESS ON MENTAL HEALTH: MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE XXI CENTURY INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBER – PROFESSOR ROY ABRAHAM KALLIVAYALIL COMMENTS ON MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

President of the World Association of Social Psychiatry (WASP), Secretary General of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), II Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the needs of the XXI Century International Committee Member – Professor Roy Abraham Kallivayalil comments on mental Health at workplace in a special report entitled “Stress on mental health at workplace” carried out by one of India’s most influential newspapers «The Hindu».
 

 
Unhealthy work environment detrimental: Psychiatrist
Work is good for mental health, but a negative working environment can lead to physical and mental health problems,” Secretary General of the World Psychiatric Association Roy Abraham Kallivayalil has said.
Dr. Kallivayalil was delivering the presidential address at the World Mental Health Month observance jointly organised by Pushpagiri Medical College, World Association of Social Psychiatry, and the Indian Medical Association at the college on Thursday.
He said experience at the workplace was a determining factor in the well-being of people.
Dr. Kallivayalil said 10% of the people suffered from common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. Unhealthy work environment would worsen this and lead to absenteeism, lost productivity, and substance abuse.
It is high time every institution developed a healthy work culture, laying emphasis on stress management,” he said.
 
Please follow the link to read the complete report text.
 
Mental health in the workplace was chosen the theme of World Mental Health Day 2017. A negative working environment may lead to physical and mental health problems, harmful use of substances or alcohol, absenteeism and lost productivity. Workplaces that promote mental health and support people with mental disorders are more likely to reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and benefit from associated economic gains (WHO http://www.portal.pmnch.org/mental_health/in_the_workplace/en/).

Related posts

10 December 2021

Natalya Treushnikova is awarded the Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II degree by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation

12 February 2018

Bio Management Education in the Moscow State University

  The Moscow State University Psychological Faculty has being successfully implementing the educational program "Practical Psychophysiology" where the future therapists...

27 April 2016

Zoran Milivojević, President of Serbian Union of Associations for Psychotherapy, has joined the Scientific Committee

Zoran Milivojević, M.D., President of Serbian Union of Associations for Psychotherapy, Professor of transactional analysis at International Transactional Analysis Academy, has...

14 February 2018

MENTAL HEALTH AND EDUCATION: PERSONAL EXPERT OPINION BY MARIANNE C. KASTRUP, Treasurer World Association Social Psychiatry, Past Member Executive Committee World Psychiatric Association, Former Head of the National Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry

26 November 2020

Data for action on early childhood development

Linda M Richter, Claudia Cappa, Ghassan Issa, Chunling Lu, Nicole Petrowski, Sara N Naicker Published online in the Lancet: November 19, 2020 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32482-...

24 August 2017

Inclusive House of Hearts charity festival by Naked Heart Foundation

Source: https://www.houseofhearts.ru/   On 2 and 3 September, the first House of Hearts charity festival will be taking place on...

16 February 2018

"Psychotherapy without boarders" XII CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE PSICOTERAPIA

The XII Latin-American Congress for Psychotherapy "Psychotherapy without boarders" will be held by Latin-American Federation of Psychotherapy (FLAPSI) on 14-17...

11 April 2016

DR. AFZAL JAVED,IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION, HAS JOINED THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Dr. Afzal Javed,MBBS,MCPS, D.PSYCH (LONDON), BOARD CERT.PSYCH (UK), F.R.C.Psych.(UK), M.PHIL (EDINBURGH),FRCP (Ireland), Immediate Past President World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation...

21 July 2016

Armen Soghoyan, Financial Secretary of the World Psychiatric Association, with welcome address to the Сongress participants

Armen Soghoyan, Financial Secretary of the World Psychiatric Association, President of the Armenian Psychiatric Association, with welcome address to the...

28 May 2018

VII National Congress on social psychiatry and narcology was held in Tyumen

VII National Congress on social psychiatry and narcology "Strategic directions of protection and strengthening of public mental health" was held...