The Mental Health Index™ report: April 2022
May 19, 2022
Despite a modest improvement in April 2022, the mental health of Canadians appears to have been “re-set” to a level well below the pre-2020 benchmark with a negative score being the norm.
- At -10.0, the current mental health score improved a half-point from the prior month.
- Work productivity, isolation, and financial risk scores declined from March to April 2022.
- Despite a decline of 1.3 points this month, the strongest sub-score continues to be financial risk, representing an improvement in the level of emergency savings compared to 2019.
- Mental health scores improved in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, the Maritimes, and Newfoundland and Labrador while Alberta, Manitoba, and Quebec saw declines in mental health.
- The mental health score of managers is more than one point below non-managers and nearly one point below the national average.