On May 1st, 2021, the EU-funded project MENTUPP, Mental Health Promotion and Intervention in Occupational Settings, will proudly support the International Labour Day 2021. On this day, the MENTUPP Pilot Study will start in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Europe and Australia


We spend one-third of our life working. How mental illness is addressed in our workplace can have a significant impact on our mental health, quality of life and wellbeing. When not addressed, mental illness can have harmful impacts, such as use of alcohol, other substances or self-harm. In the workplace, this can lead to absenteeism and poor productivity. A negative working environment can exacerbate mental illness. Since its outbreak, COVID-19 has had major negative psychosocial impacts, with ongoing challenges related to lockdown restrictions and forced quarantine.


The EU-funded project MENTUPP, coordinated by Prof. Ella Arensman, aims to improve mental health of employers, managers and employees in SMEs in Europe and Australia. It addresses both non-clinical aspects such as stress, wellbeing and burnout, and clinical aspects such as depression and anxiety disorders, as well as reducing stigma related to mental health.


On International Labour Day 2021, the MENTUPP Consortium would like to thank all of its partners for the hard work and dedication since the start of the project.