Making decisions about disclosing mental health conditions in the workplace is complicated. A previous randomised controlled trial showed that web-based decision aid tool (READY?) helped employees make decisions and improved mental health.
We aimed to evaluate the implementation of this tool and its outcomes when scaled up by a governmental health and safety agency.
We found that in a small real-world community sample READY? still facilitates disclosure decision-making and leads to improved mental ill-health.
Findings of this study and the RCT find that approximately one-third of those with mental ill-health decide to disclose at work. These findings allow key stakeholders to understand where to target funding to increase this disclosure rate as this research suggests that disclosure is likely good for employee’s mental ill-health.