The study involved a randomized controlled trial of managers in a large Australian fire and rescue service with a 6-month follow-up. The managers were randomly assigned to a 4-hour, face-to-face mental health training program or a control group without training. Previous research has found that when managers regularly communicate with workers out of work for illness it results in workers returning to work more quickly. However, when the illness is related to mental health, many managers are hesitant or unprepared to contact employees.
do you think managers should have to undergo mental health training
- Yes, managers need mental health training
- No, managers don’t need mental health training