The German Federal Government has launched a Mental Health Offensive intended to improve the handling of mental health issues in society and the workplace. As a departmental research institution within the jurisdiction of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) is one of the first organisations to be involved in the Offensive. Other participants include the Federal Family Ministry, the Federal Health Ministry, pension funds, occupational accident insurance providers, and self-help organisations. There are plans to develop a comprehensive strategy, under which labour market, occupational safety and health, and family policies will be closely coordinated. BAuA intends to contribute to these efforts by supplying research findings and making information available about preventive work design in a range of fields.
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