Työelämän mielenterveysohjelman vaikutusarviointi: Raportti joulukuu 2022

Translated title of the contribution: Impact Assessment of the Mental Health at Work Programme: Report December 2022

Teemu Tupala, Jussi Ranta, Riikka-Leena Leskelä, Sari Pitkänen, Mikko Valtakari, Riitta-Liisa Larjovuori, Kirsi Heikkilä-Tammi, Päivi Rissanen, Janne Jalava, Inka Koskiaho

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This impact assessment report discusses the outcomes of the Mental Health at Work Pro-
gramme. The Programme was led and coordinated by the Ministry of Social Affairs and
Health, and it was part of the implementation of the National Mental Health Strategy and the
Programme of Prime Minister Marin’s Government. The Finnish Institute of Occupational
Health and MIELI Mental Health Finland were responsible for the operational implementa-
tion of the Programme. The Programme was implemented in 2021–2022.
The core objective of the Mental Health at Work Programme was to change the focus of the
support for mental health in working life from solving existing problems in an individual-fo-
cused way to preventing work ability problems. The aim with this was to prevent, for exam-
ple, sick leave and retirement due to mental health issues and the related costs in the long
term. As a solution to the situation, the Programme involved creating a Mental Health Sup-
port Toolkit and a model for occupational health cooperation that helps build a working cul-
ture supporting mental wellbeing.
The impact assessment takes a view on how successful the Programme and its different
sub-projects were especially from the perspective of whether the measures taken had the
desired impact. In addition, the assessment provides monitoring data on the direction of
development and aims to address the question of whether, considering the current
situation and the Programme’s operating environment, the development work focuses on
the right things in the right way to achieve the desired changes.
Translated title of the contributionImpact Assessment of the Mental Health at Work Programme: Report December 2022
Original languageFinnish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherSosiaali- ja terveysministeriö
Number of pages109
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-00-8421-9
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2023
Publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

NameSosiaali- ja terveysministeriön raportteja ja muistioita
ISSN (Electronic)2242-0037


  • mental health
  • health promotion
  • occupational health
  • Employee wellbeing
  • health management


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