Mental health has routinely struggled to gain the consideration it deserves, especially in the workplace. And since the start of 2020, the pandemic has only exacerbated the situation. Will the pandemic be remembered as a main cause of the Great Resignation, or will it prove itself as a key driver of cultural change around mental health? To rise to this challenge, organisations should consider a wide range of tools and resources, carefully selecting the supporting tools and interventions that address the specific needs of various demographic groups to help employees stay healthy, feel supported, and happy at work – during the pandemic and beyond.
Deloitte’s latest report, Mental health and employers: The case for investment – pandemic and beyond, looked at the effect COVID-19 had on employees’ mental health, focusing on four demographics who were impacted more than others.