Description of the project and content of

The project

The environment we work in is changing, becoming more digital, as well as faster. This is having an effect on mental health. The last several years have seen a significant rise in the number of absences due to mental ill health: an increase of 97 percent over past 11 years. aims to provide users with practice-based information on the issue of mental health in the workplace. Its eLearning tools, concepts for seminars, guidelines and working aids are designed to allow companies to organise work in an employee-oriented way, and, in turn, to prevent burnout.

The materials are tailored to the needs of a range of target groups in small and medium-sized enterprises. They are aimed at managers and employees, as well as people whose job involves creating healthier working conditions. With the help of its partners, psyGA is applying this knowledge to businesses.

The project is being supported by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, as part of the New Quality of Work Initiative. BKK Dachverband is carrying out the project management. Professional expertise is being provided to psyGA by the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Mental health

What does the phrase “mentally healthy” mean, and why is the issue of health relevant for companies? Here you can find out everything about the background to this and ways you can promote good mental health.

A healthy working environment

The conduct of managers is a decisive factor in making it possible for employees to be satisfied and healthy at work. Here you can learn how to perform a management role in an employee-oriented way, and the benefits that this will have for your company.

Your path to a healthy company

What are the next steps after making health a company goal? Here you can find out about specific ways you can promote health at work. Practice-based examples from other companies will provide you with inspiration for implementing your own measures.

About us

Within the psyGA network, partners work on a range of projects to promote good mental health in companies. Here you can find out more about our partners and their current projects.

What we offer

psyGA offers guidance and practical tools for managers, experts in company health management, and employees, which is aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises in particular. All of the materials are available free of charge. Here you can find an overview of the publications and media.

Let’s get going!

Booklet “Taking the stress out of stress – a guide for workers”

The guide provides an answer to the question “what are things that anyone can do to recognise and deal with the causes of psychological stress in the workplace?”. In addition, it provides information on areas where the company can begin promoting mental well-being, job satisfaction and motivation.

Download booklet (PDF, 1 MB)

Booklet “Taking the stress out of stress – a guide for managers”

Management behaviour has a major impact on the well-being of employees. The guide sets out what managers can do to identify the extent of psychological stress and the reasons behind it, as well as showing what the first successful steps towards promoting good mental health might look like.

Download booklet (PDF, 1.2 MB)

eLearning tool “Taking care of your mental health”

The e-learning tool has been created to prevent mental disorders – notably by optimizing working conditions. Of course, you can also do something to strengthen your mental health as well. To work through the four chapters you will need about 45 minutes. Within the tool, you will have the option to save your work status.




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