Student researcher

Wavne Rikkers Research Leader

The focus of this research is on barriers to help-seeking by workers who have developed, or are at risk of developing, serious mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, as a result of their work experiences. Results to date indicate that agencies may need to address issues such as stigma or mental health literacy. The former would require a significant shift in culture and attitudes and the latter requires an easier fix that is training programs aimed at increasing mental health literacy and improving understanding of how early intervention and seeking of support can ameliorate development or worsening of mental health conditions/symptoms.