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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.


October 2022

The mental health of working Canadians declined in October 2022.

  • At 64.9, the mental health of Canadians declined modestly from the prior month.
  • 32% of Canadians have a high mental health risk, 45% have a moderate mental health risk, and 24% have a low mental health risk.
  • All mental health sub-scores, apart from financial risk, have declined from September to October.
  • Anxiety, isolation, and work productivity have been the lowest mental health scores for six consecutive months.
  • Mental health scores declined in all provinces apart from Manitoba and Ontario.

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