Senior practice – mental health in the late working life

The Senior Practice-research project examines the well-being and working life of senior employees. We will improve senior working life and retirement transitions to promote mental health among seniors at the Danish labor market. We focus on the production and finance industries, which each are challenged in their own way by with mental health issues and early retention.

Through ethnological methods and involvement with senior employees, we will develop sector specific tools, which can ensure good senior working lives. The purpose is to promote mental health among senior employees in the two very different industries. Therefore, we will create initiatives as flexible senior policies, conversation concepts and transitional rituals, which can improve working lives for seniors and deal with delicacy and age discrimination at the workplaces. Furthermore, we will provide knowledge about senior employees and their mental health in order to promote the debate on demographic developments towards longer working lives and the importance of mental well-being.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Researchers

Name Title Phone E-mail
Jespersen, Astrid Pernille Associate Professor +4520972205 E-mail
Larsen, Marie Research Assistant   E-mail
Lassen, Aske Juul Associate Professor +4522920212 E-mail

Students

Rose Sofie Levinsen, student assistant

Funded by

Velliv Foreningen

Project period: 1 November 2019 – 31 Oktober 2020.

PI : Aske Juul Lassen

Project blog

The project has a blog in Danish.