The survey, which was live in mid-April, gives employers important insights, including:
- Contrary to popular belief, the stress of the last two years didn’t worsen mental health in the workplace – rather, it enhanced the conversation around it. Nearly two out of every three respondents said they had mental health challenges before 2020 that impacted their day-to-day work.
- The topic of mental health is a private challenge for many, with more than a quarter of respondents saying they can never talk about their challenges at work.
- Of those respondents whose employers do not prioritize mental wellness in their workforce, more than two out of five don’t know why it’s not a priority.
We also learned that those identifying as women are more likely to seek outside help rather than utilize their company’s existing mental wellness resources – which tells us that their mental health needs aren’t always met by existing policy.
Nevertheless, the benefits of ensuring mental wellness in employees are clear, with more than 40% of employers citing worker productivity and performance as a key factor in a successful mental health strategy.
The challenge is how to implement such a strategy that benefits everyone at work.
We have more – much, much more – in our report which goes live very, very soon. Right now, bookmark this link and check back periodically – you do not want to miss out on these valuable insights. Don’t let the 404 page throw you off – remember, the report is not yet published!