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Mental Health Index

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.
  • Mental Stress Change Score: measuring the level of reported mental stress compared to the prior month.
  • Spotlight: exploring the specific impact of current issues in the community.

The Mental Health Index is published each month.

 

October 2021
 

Key insight: Manager and peer relationships have deteriorated since before the pandemic, which has impacted both mental health and productivity.

Workplace relationships have deteriorated since before the pandemic, impacting mental health and productivity

  • 11% of Canadians report that experiences with their manager have not been positive since the pandemic began, an increase of 2% since before the pandemic.
  • The mental health and work productivity scores of those who do not have positive experiences with their manager are 15 points below the national average.
  • 10% of Canadians indicate that experiences with their work peers have not been positive since the pandemic began, an increase of 4% since the start of the pandemic.
  • The mental health and isolation scores of those who have not have positive relationships with work peers are 16 points below the national average.

Canada

United States

United Kingdom

Australia

Regional comparison

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