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Contact & connect-an intervention to reduce depression stigma and symptoms in construction workers: protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Milner, Allison, Witt, Katrina, Burnside, Lewis, Wilson, Caitlyn and LaMontagne, Anthony D. 2015, Contact & connect-an intervention to reduce depression stigma and symptoms in construction workers: protocol for a randomised controlled trial, BMC public health, vol. 15, Article Number : 1062, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2394-x.

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Title Contact & connect-an intervention to reduce depression stigma and symptoms in construction workers: protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Author(s) Milner, Allison
Witt, Katrina
Burnside, Lewis
Wilson, Caitlyn
LaMontagne, Anthony D.ORCID iD for LaMontagne, Anthony D. orcid.org/0000-0002-5811-5906
Journal name BMC public health
Volume number 15
Season Article Number : 1062
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1471-2458
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Depression stigma
Mental health
Wellbeing
Suicide
Construction
Randomised controlled trial
MENTAL-HEALTH PROBLEMS
HELP-SEEKING
UNEMPLOYMENT
AUSTRALIA
LITERACY
BEHAVIOR
IMPACT
SCALE
Summary BACKGROUND: Males employed in the construction industry have high rates of suicide. Although reasons underpinning this risk are multifaceted, poor help-seeking and stigma are represent major contributors. Males in the construction industry are also exposed to other risk factors for mental ill health and suicide, including unemployment. Sigma-reducing interventions that are accessible and attractive to recently unemployed males in the construction industry could therefore improve help-seeking, and address depression and suicidal behaviour in this population. METHODS/DESIGN: Contact&Connect will use a parallel individual randomized design to evaluate the effectiveness of a multimedia-based intervention aimed at reducing stigma. The intervention consists of a package of 12 brief contact interventions (BCIs) delivered over a six month period. BCIs will direct participants to informational programs and microsites. Content will address three major themes: debunking depression myths and stereotypes, normalisation, and empowerment. Target enrolment is 630 (315 in each arm), each to be followed for 12 months. Eligible participants will be males, between 30 and 64 years, unemployed at the time of recruitment, registered with Incolink (a social welfare trustee company for unemployed members of the construction industry), and own a smart phone with enabled internet connectivity. DISCUSSION: At present, there are no programs that have been shown to be effective in reducing stigma in the blue-collar male population. Contact&Connect promises to provide a tailored, efficient, and scalable approach to reducing stigma, depressive symptoms and suicidality among unemployed males. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Register ACTRN12615000792527  (date of registration: 30 July, 2015).
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-2394-x
Field of Research 111710 Health Counselling
Socio Economic Objective 920209 Mental Health Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, BioMed Central
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079937

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