Mental health support at work What do employees expect?
of US and 54% of UK respondents have felt the need for mental health support at work
of US and 40% of UK respondents have made use of the mental health support at work
of US and UK respondents didn’t seek mental health support fearing negative work impact
The global pandemic has both underlined the need for and accelerated the efforts made by companies to address their employees’ mental well-being. This report delves into people’s thoughts and opinions on the fast-changing workplace culture and policies.
Nike recently made headlines when it closed its corporate offices for a week to allow its employees to “enjoy additional time off to rest and recover”. In doing so, it has joined the growing list of companies that encourage their employees to prioritize their mental health by introducing support systems like paid time off, in-person workshops, and telephone counseling. With stress and burnout increasingly becoming a workplace reality, how keen are employees to seek help and support? Piplsay polled 25,000 Americans and 8,000 Britons to get some insights. Here is a summary of what we found:
- 62% of female and 65% of male respondents in the US have felt the need for mental health support at work
- Similarly, 56% of female and 52% of male respondents in the UK have felt the need for mental health support at work
- 38% of Millennial respondents in the US have sought mental health support at work as compared to 33% of Gen Xers and 29% of Gen Zers
- Similarly, 33% of Millennial respondents in the UK have sought mental health support at work as compared to 24% of Gen Xers and 43% of Gen Zers
Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey was conducted nationwide in the US and the UK from September 13-15, 2021. We received 25,000 and 8,000 online responses respectively from individuals aged 18 years and older.
Piplsay research reports reflect independent opinions of respondents and are not sponsored by any organization or individual. The survey questionnaires are based on key consumer trends.