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:
The Mental Health Index is published each month.
After some improvement from January to August 2021,there has been a modest decline in mental health
- From a low of -11.8 for the mental health index score in December of 2020 to a post-pandemic high of -9.7, the current score is -10.2, which represents a high level of mental health risk.
- The worst subs-scores at this point are for depression, optimism and isolation.
- The strongest sub-score is for financial risk, which represents an improvement in the level of emergency savings compared to 2019.
- A sharp decline in mental health in Newfoundland and Labrador in Dec 2021 brings it closer to the other Canadian provinces.