Mental Health Index
TELUS Health's (formerly 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.
One-third of workers in Canada have a high mental health risk, more than double the pre pandemic rate.
- At 64.6, the mental health of workers in Canada improved modestly from the prior month
- While depression, anxiety, isolation, and work productivity are worse than the prior month, the main driver of the slight improvement in mental health is greater optimism
- 32% have a high mental health risk, 43% have a moderate mental health risk, and 25% have a low mental health risk
- Mental health scores declined in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Newfoundland and Labrador; scores improved or remained unchanged in other provinces
- Labourers have a lower mental health score than service and office workers
- Managers and non-managers have nearly equal mental health scores