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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.
  • Spotlight: exploring the specific impact of current issues in the community.

The Mental Health Index is published each month.


June 2022

After four months of improvements, the mental health of working Canadians has declined in June 2022.

  • At 64.1, the mental health of Canadians declined modestly from the prior month.
  • 33% of working Canadians have a high mental health risk, 43% have a moderate mental health risk, and 23% have a low mental health risk.
  • All mental health sub-scores have declined from May to June 2022.
  • Mental health scores declined in all provinces apart from British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
  • The mental health score of non-managers has fallen below that of managers and the national average for the first time since February 2022.

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