What impact has our changing attitude to mental health had?
The results reveal an average of 3.36 days off due to mental health per employee in 2021, up from 3.19 in 2020, at a cost to businesses of £12.7bn.
As attitudes towards mental health change, HR leaders must adapt their approach to employee wellbeing. The majority of workers (68%) think employers are more aware of mental health issues now, and with this awareness comes an expectation for businesses to offer robust support for their people.
By revisiting the pandemic’s influence on mental health, this report reveals the business impact of mental health absences and looks at the challenges employees will face in the near future, as well as evaluating their new expectations and priorities as a result.
Key findings include: