on the subject of “Hassle, stress and performance obsession – mental illness as a risk in the workplace?” Berlin, 30.08.2012 – PEAG staff debate for breakfast on August 29th in Berlin titled “Rush, stress and performance obsession – mental illness as a risk in the workplace?” with Christian Weber, head of Department “Fundamental issues of health policy, long-term care insurance, prevention” in the Federal Ministry of health, and Dr. med. Anette choice Wachendorf, Vice President of the Association of German occupational physicians and company doctors. It is worth to look down where the causes of the rise of mental illness. To visit the significantly higher detection rate within the framework of an improved diagnosis by doctors and psychotherapists and the increased willingness of people to talk about mental health problems and support, are”significant influence factors, gave Christian Weber, head of Department”Fundamental issues of health policy, long-term care insurance, prevention”in the Federal Ministry of health, at the beginning of yesterday’s debate of PEAG personnel to bear in mind the breakfast.
However, should not forget that we have in the company, regardless of the causes, every day dealing with the sick people and is mainly about dealing with those affected. Plays a major role here the communication of the topic between superiors and employees”, said Dr. med. Anette choice Wachendorf, Vice President of the Association of German occupational physicians and company doctors. For a good implementation of occupational health promotion and prevention lacking in small and medium-sized companies often of acceptance”, explained Weber, look but also the development to more recognition in a good way.” Dr. choice Wachendorf mentioned another factor: the economic costs, resulting from the increased number of mental illness are one reason to take the subject seriously. The company must tackle reasons of productivity of the topic.” Sven Kramer, Managing Director of the PEAG noticed group of companies Finally: “both employers and workers are required to put the topic in the focus of the discussion and to dismantle barriers in dealing with affected employees and colleagues. The causes of mental illness are however not in the changes in working conditions in many cases.” In the PERSONAL debate to breakfast discuss PEAG Unter den Linden, about current positions once per month per two experts from politics, business and science, each the day before publication of the labour market figures, Cafe Einstein, under.
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