2022 Workforce
Mental Health

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Employee mental health is declining

0
0

of employees experienced at least one mental health challenge over the past year

Employees who said their mental health declined over the past year

2020
24
2021
31

Employees who said their mental health affected their work

2020
48
2021
58

Most common workforce mental health challenges

Anxiety

2020
40
2021
54

Burnout

2020
32
2021
29

Stress

2020
63
2021
58

Depression

2020
25
2021
23

Top factors affecting employee mental health

COVID-19
0
Work-related stress
0
Economic uncertainty
0
Family/relationship issues
0

More employees are seeking care and opening up about mental health at work

Employees who sought mental health care

2020
19
2021
33

Employees who discussed mental health at work

2020
23
2021
43

More employers are focusing on workforce mental health

92

said providing mental health support for their people was a higher priority for their company in 2021

92

expect it to stay that way over the next 3 years

57

percent said their company plans to change its workforce mental health strategy in 2022

Mental health benefits are a bigger factor in people’s decisions to join or leave a company

84

said it’s important that a prospective employer offer “robust and comprehensive mental health benefits”

59

said they’d “stay at a job because it provides robust and comprehensive mental health benefits”

Employees crave flexibility, but don’t often have it

68
68

of employees said flexible options like remote work or work-from-home days are “very important” to them

41
41

said their company offers flexible work options such as remote work or work-from-home days

Mental health experiences vary widely across generations of workers

Employees whose mental health impacted their ability to work in 2021

Ages 18-24
75
Ages 25-34
71
Ages 35-44
63
Ages 45-54
53
Ages 55-64
39
Ages 65+
29

Employees who sought mental health support in 2021

Ages 18-24
49
Ages 25-34
46
Ages 35-44
39
Ages 45-54
26
Ages 55-64
15
Ages 65+
10

Employees who discussed their mental health at work in 2021

Ages 18-24
61
Ages 25-34
58
Ages 35-44
51
Ages 45-54
31
Ages 55-64
21
Ages 65+
10

Employees who said they would stay in a job because it offers robust mental health benefits

Ages 18-24
70
Ages 25-34
67
Ages 35-44
68
Ages 45-54
52
Ages 55-64
40
Ages 65+
45

For more insights into the challenges, priorities, and attitudes shaping mental health at work today, read our 2022 State of Workforce Mental Health report.