MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOLOGICAL
WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT

FLEXIBLE, ADAPTABLE AND PRACTICAL DATA COLLECTION

STAGE-28 assessments offer a flexible, adaptable and practical data collection method to identify, monitor and analyse a variety of mental health and well-being metrics alongside organisational factors such as region, rank and role for impacts.  An assessment is designed to be completed in no longer than 12 minutes, with the core mental health conditions of anxiety, depression, trauma and burnout included and others where appropriate.  Files will be saved in .csv or .xlsx formats for import into statistical software (e.g., R, SPSS) for analysis.

Identify (hazards): In large groups, including entire organisations, a survey can identify clusters, patterns and proportions of mental health conditions (e.g., burnout) and well-being (e.g., personal strength) in a snapshot. A survey undertaken periodically (e.g., quarterly, annually) will identify overall changes between given time periods. Changing conditions that exert slow effects (e.g., health campaigns; new political leadership) can be judged year-on-year. Changing conditions with rapid effects (e.g., pandemic, deaths on-duty) can be measured over shorter periods (e.g., weekly; monthly) to assess mental health impacts on staff more closely. All scores in the Red (high) zone represent likely hazards to mental health. Once identified, they can be directly acted on.

Intervene (eliminate/minimise): Data can be formatted via variables of interest (e.g., department, rank, region, anxiety, burnout) to highlight areas of concern. The highest scorers will be coloured Red. Scorers in the medium range will be coloured Amber. Scores in the low range are coloured Green. At a glance the traffic light system will quickly draw attention to areas of concern across a team, department, region or organisation.

Monitor (effect of intervention): Once an intervention has been implemented its associated effect can be assessed to ensure its aim (to eliminate or minimise the hazard) was fulfilled. If not (e.g., scores remain high) the legal obligation is to intervene again, or in a different fashion, to meet the goal of minimising any hazard(s). Monitoring can be achieved simply by completing the portal again, and as often as needed to ensure that the hazards, implied by high scores, are reducing. A categorical change from Red to Amber (or Green) would indicate that the intervention was successful.

Organisational leaders: The STAGE-28 portal underpins a model of shared responsibility for mental health and well-being, sharing responsibility for mental health risks between the individual and the employer.

After completing the portal questions your people will receive a personalised mental health assessment via email that is private, safe from scrutiny and with information on relevant support contacts specific to your organisational context. Portals can be tailored for your organisation so that everyone receives a mental health assessment showing all the scores and interpretations in a personalised e-mail. The individual is informed of their risk-level, further information and links to support.

The team’s accumulated scores are also collated in a (de-identified) spreadsheet, colour-coded for rank-ordering by hazard level for the organisation. Hence, the employer is informed by a spreadsheet of colour-coded data indicating risk.

Through repeated use of the portal the employer is offered an opportunity to measure the impact of interventions on mental health. STAGE-28 adheres to health and safety-based risk-assessment, to develop a knowledge-base of risks and remedies in the high-risk occupations where anxiety, depression and trauma persist.

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