Successful competitive employment has been found to be related to enhanced self-esteem, higher quality of life and reduced mental health service use for individuals living with serious mental illnesses (SMIs) including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. The effectiveness of the individual placement and support model has been demonstrated in multiple randomised controlled trials in many countries. The management of stress, depression and anxiety in the workplace may be effectively enhanced through digital mental health interventions. The WorkingWell mobile support tool (‘app’) is specifically designed to meet the need for illness management support for individuals with SMI in the workplace, as an adjunct to professional treatment.
Nicholson, Johanne; Wright, Spenser M.; and Carlisle, Alyssa M., "Pre-Post, Mixed Methods Feasibility Study of the WorkingWell Mobile Support Tool for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness in the United States" (2018). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 3483.