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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.


July 2021

Key insight: Women are less likely to say that their organization supports a culture of wellbeing and twice as likely to want to continue to work from home to avoid tension in the workplace

As Canadians plan for return to school and the workplace, governments and employers contemplate vaccination mandates. According to the July 2021 Mental Health Index by LifeWorks™, 47 per cent of working Canadians want mandated vaccination for return to the workplace while another 20 per cent are unsure.


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United Kingdom


Regional comparison

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