That’s according to LifeWork’s latest Mental Health Index conducted in June which found that workers are experiencing increasing strain as the mental health score declined after four months of improvements.
Respondents cite work volume, performance demands and lack of support as the leading sources of workplace stress.
The report adds those who felt supported by their employers said the top two actions their employer took were offering flexibility and promoting mental health services and resources.
Senior VP Paula Allen shares what the big takeaways are from the index........
“We cannot at any point in time take our mental health for granted. We had this massive decline that we have one third of the working population considered at high risk for mental health issues up from about 12 to 14 percent pre-pandemic so a huge increase and these stressors on an ongoing every day basis we have to be able to deal with them reaching out for social support, professional support, even one session with a counsellor can make a difference because it does impact virtually every aspect of our lives so we have to really invest in our mental health in order to get the best life experience possible.”
Allen says respondents felt equal amounts of stress in both their personal and professional lives at 26 per cent each.