202015 Sep
Keeping Mentally Fit
General News

With recent headlines such as “The recession is here – Get ready for the mental health pandemic” and figures released by the Office for National Statistics that the number of people in the UK affected by depression has risen from one in ten to one in five since the same time last year – there is no better time to ensure that we are all taking care of our mental health. A global survey by Kantar Health found that since the start of the pandemic, the proportion of people who are experiencing depression symptoms has risen from 7% to 11%. The poll also found that almost 50% of people working from home felt isolated and around 70% missed social interactions with colleagues. Furthermore, data from a joint study between the ONS and the charity Mind, also shows a rise in issues such as depression and anxiety during lockdown. Research shows that when employees feel their work is meaningful and they are valued and supported, they tend to have higher wellbeing levels, be more committed to the company’s goals and perform better.

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