The last few years have had a big impact on the mental health of us all – and in many cases, the pandemic changed the way we work forever.
This report reviews the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of employees and on the costs to employers. The researchers found that wellbeing and mental health have been negatively affected by factors such as illness, bereavement, social distancing, isolation, worry about the pandemic, furlough and job loss.
Businesses have also been affected by the long-term effects of the pandemic. The report outlines an economic argument in favour of employers investing in measures to tackle the problem and in so doing reduce costs. The financial analysis indicates that measures by employers to improve the mental health of their employees will yield a return on average of £5 for every £1 spent.
You can read the full report to gain a better understanding of how the pandemic might still be affecting the wellbeing of your staff, and use the statistics and recommendations to build a strong business case for greater investment in mental health at your organisation.