The world has experienced extraordinary changes over the past few years, and the workplace is no exception. Collective trauma from the pandemic, climate disruptions, political strife, and workplace stress and burnout have brought the link between work and well-being into the global spotlight.
For our third annual State of Workforce Mental Health Report, we surveyed more than 2,500 employees and over 250 employee benefits leaders across the United States. The goal: to better understand the challenges, priorities, and trends shaping mental health in the workplace. The survey results reveal just how much has changed in the three years we’ve been collecting data—and how much work remains to fully support workers’ mental health.
experienced at least one mental health challenge over the past year
of workers received mental health care over the past year
1 in 3
employees said their benefits don’t effectively address their mental health needs
of employees said it was not easy to find mental health care for their child (up to age 26)
of managers report having resources and training to support team members’ mental health
of managers say they have resources and training to cultivate a supportive work experience
of managers ranked “work-related managerial stress” as one of the top 3 factors impacting their mental health
of managers are actively looking to change employers over the next year (vs. 22% of non-managers)
of employees cited financial stress as the top factor impacting their mental health, surpassing COVID-19
of workers say “work-related stress and burnout” are a top factor impacting their mental health
of employees disagreed or were unsure whether they have a manageable workload
of workers disagreed or were unsure whether their manager or company leaders promote a psychologically safe workplace
For more survey findings, expert insights, and action items for employers looking to build a more mentally healthy workplace, read the full report.Download the report