Mental Health at Work
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
Recent research reveals that mental health has a much higher profile than it did a generation ago, but the job is far from done.
- 34% of employees report that their financial situation negatively affects their mental health. However 56% of employees do not feel comfortable talking about money issues at work.
- 37% of those aged 18-29 have been formally diagnosed with a mental health condition. Compared to 29% of employees over 50.
- EMPLOYERS must wake up to the prevalence and impact of mental health issues in the workplace and make it their priority to establish parity between physical and mental health.
- MANAGERS must reset their approach to make the same reasonable adjustment for mental health as physical health to enable people with mental health issues to remain in or return to work.
Source: Mental Health at Work 2018 Summary Report – Seizing the Momentum