Strengthening occupational health: Organizational development with a focus on health – online lecture by Jörg Bergmann (Berlin)                                            

According to the American Psychological Association, Occupational health psychology is “a specialty within psychology devoted to understanding workplace sources of health, illness, and injury and the application of this knowledge to improve the physical and mental well-being of employees.” In this presentation I would like to invite the audience to get to know the work as an Occupational health psychologist through two exemplary measures for strengthening the health of companies:

  1. Development measures on the topic of health-oriented leadership.
  2. The introduction and development of the role “mental health ambassador” in companies.

These two measurements I developed in cooperation with a major German health insurance company for different start-ups and grown-ups within the tech industry in Berlin/Germany.

About the presenter

Dipl.-Psych. Jörg Bergmann – Clinical, Health and Organizational Psychologist

For more than 10 years I have been working in organizational development in addition to my work as a clinical psychologist. I have worked in these two psychological fields in parallel and without many points of contact. Until I was made aware of the topic of occupational health by a project partner about 3 years ago. This changed my work step by step. While at the beginning of my work as an occupational health psychologist I was mostly invited to give health promotion courses such as stress management or mindfulness training, I later discovered that for sustainable health education in the company it is important to develop the organizational and management culture towards a health-sensitive company. My focus moved from behavioral to structural prevention. Thus, for me, the clinical- psychological and organizational-psychological sides of my work are slowly growing together.