To say that employees’ mental health has been challenged over the last two years would be a colossal understatement, as the pandemic created hardships the workforce was not prepared for.
Employers have been working hard to step up and provide employees with resources to improve their emotional well-being. Benefits like therapy apps, flexible work schedules and even programs to boost financial health can create a supportive work environment — but there is more that can be done.
“The pandemic took what we knew about life, freedom, and work and tore it into a billion pieces,” according to a new report released by Unmind, a workplace mental health platform. “In 2021, some wanted to tape those bits back together, craving a ‘before’ that’s no longer there. However, many more understand that every crisis is an opportunity.”
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Employers have been given an opportunity to enhance the way they support their employees’ mental health from a holistic perspective. Based on its research, Unmind has identified six trends that will define what workplace mental health will look like next year.