Bringing digital innovations to improve the sleep and mental health of workers in the Victorian construction and infrastructure industry

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Male workers in the construction industry experience a higher risk of suicide and poorer mental health than other male workers. It is likely that sleep problems are likely to be a key driver to mental health problems and suicidality in the industry. Digital interventions show great promise to support workers to improve their sleep and mental health. In collaboration with industry partners, Incolink and CCF Victoria, this project will undertake in-depth consultation within the construction industry to obtain evidence around the implementation of digital sleep and mental health interventions. An online survey and interviews and focus groups with workers will seek to understand the challenges and enablers to digital sleep and mental health interventions, the receptiveness of the industry to these interventions, and the the components that would comprise a successful digital sleep and mental health intervention. Findings will be used to inform the development and implementation of a digital intervention for the industry.
TURNER STRATEGIC PROJECT GRANTS SCHEME, $40,000
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/03/2131/12/21

Keywords

  • sleep
  • Mental health
  • men
  • Construction
  • digital health