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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.


April 2021

Key insight: Nearly half of Canadians feel the need for mental health support

More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the fatigue of ongoing restrictions as well as delays in vaccine shipments continue to strain the mental health of Canadians. Further, concerns about the voracity of the COVID-19 variants, especially among younger people, are fueling plans for lockdown measures in many parts of the country.


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