Report shows employee mental health taking a big hit during COVID and calls for employers to do more

The COVID-19 pandemic is posing huge challenges for employers as their staff report widespread feelings of enhanced stress, anxiety, and depression. This is according to research commissioned and published by SilverCloud Health in its 2021 Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing Report.

A third-party research firm surveyed 1,288 US employees and asked about the impact of the pandemic on their mental health. It uncovered concerns that traditional therapy resources are still limited and unequipped to address employees’ issues and that too many employees aren’t able to access appropriate mental health support and care.

These results raise questions for employers around the world as many employees say they are struggling with reduced productivity due to stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue related to the pandemic. These experiences are being replicated outside the US.

The report, which is available to download for free provides a series of important findings that employers should consider as they continue to deal with the impact of the pandemic, which is moving into its second year.

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