More Than One Third of Working Australians Concerned About a Co-Worker’s Mental Health

Morneau Shepell, a leading provider of total wellbeing, mental health and digital mental health services, released its monthly Mental Health Index™ report, revealing the highest mental health score among Australians in nine months. The findings show that the most significant improvements were observed in anxiety and optimism, though both still trend below the pre-2020 benchmark.

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The Mental Health Index™ score is -10.3, an improvement from November (-11.1) and the highest mental health score since the inception of the Index in April 2020 when it was -17.0. The score measures the improvement or decline in mental health from the pre-2020 benchmark of 75. The Mental Health Index™ also tracks sub-scores against the benchmark, measuring financial risk (3.0), psychological health (-5.1), isolation (-10.4), anxiety (-10.4), optimism (-10.6) depression (-10.9) and work productivity (-11.2). When compared to the previous month, all sub-scores increased except for psychological health and financial risk, which declined by 0.8 points and 1.4 points, respectively, since November. Financial risk continues to be the strongest of all sub-scores and is currently above the pre-pandemic benchmark.

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“As the pandemic continues to create new workplace models around the world, it’s important to acknowledge that there has been a significant shift in employee expectations over the last nine months,” said Jamie MacLennan, managing director, Australia and APAC. “While we see improvements, it is important to note that we are still seeing a decline in psychological health across the country, demonstrating a critical need for employers to continue doing everything possible to support employee wellbeing. Employers must continue sharing resources, encouraging virtual collaboration, allowing flexibility and engaging in proactive communication to ensure employees feel supported in today’s ever-evolving workplace”(Morneau Shepell).”

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