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Mental Health Index

TELUS Health's (formerly LifeWorks) Mental Health Index shines a spotlight on the current mental health status of employed adults amidst the COVID-19 pandemic across Canada, the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

Benchmarked against 2017-2019 data, fluctuations in the Index can predict cost and productivity risks while informing the need for mental health investments by business and government.

Inside each report you’ll find:

  • Mental Health Index: measuring change compared to the benchmark for mental health and risk.
  • Spotlight: exploring the specific impact of current issues in the community.

The Mental Health Index is published each month.


April 2023

One-third of workers in Canada have a high mental health risk, more than double the pre pandemic rate.

  • At 64.6, the mental health of workers in Canada improved modestly from the prior month
  • While depression, anxiety, isolation, and work productivity are worse than the prior month, the main driver of the slight improvement in mental health is greater optimism
  • 32% have a high mental health risk, 43% have a moderate mental health risk, and 25% have a low mental health risk
  • Mental health scores declined in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Newfoundland and Labrador; scores improved or remained unchanged in other provinces
  • Labourers have a lower mental health score than service and office workers
  • Managers and non-managers have nearly equal mental health scores

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