Mental health and work: up to 55 days of lost productivity per year

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Mental health and work: up to 55 days of lost productivity per year

Mental health has a direct impact on productivity at work, with 26% of people choosing support for the benefit of a pay rise.

This was revealed in the monthly TELUS Mental Health Index, which was released on Wednesday. You should know first that people who suffer from depression or anxiety can lose up to 55 days of productive work each year.

“Worker well-being and business success are closely linked. By first investing in tools, processes and comprehensive benefit plans that promote a safe and psychological care in the workplace, the employer builds a productive and active workforce that produces good results. , explained Juggy Sihota, head of the Growth Office at TELUS Health.

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For most workers, support for their well-being is not only on a psychological level. Therefore, they consider dental care (51%), prescription drugs (47%) and vision care (32%) to be the most important aspects of their benefit plan.

“While mental health scores are far from significant, workers know that financial well-being and mental health are closely linked, and that overall well-being goes beyond pay,” said Paula Allen, Global Head, Research and Customer Insights at TELUS Health.

He said that employers should take advantage of the opportunity to respond to the needs of their staff and to provide them with “real-time resources and support that go beyond financial considerations to support morale and to retain best candidates.”

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