47% Of Employees Have Deteriorating Mental Health Due To Office: Survey

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There has been a steady increase in mental health issues globally over the past few years. Such cases have increased further during covid 19. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), India accounts for about 15 per cent of the global mental health burden.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP (DTTLLP) conducted a survey titled 'Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace' to analyse the current state of mental wellbeing among Indian employees.

According to reports, Deloitte Touch Tohmatsu India, in a statement, said that in order to analyse the current state of mental health among Indian employees, mental health and wellness in the workplace, a survey was conducted. In this, it was found that the stress related to their office is the major reason behind the deteriorating mental health of about 47 per cent of the employees. Apart from this, financial and challenges related to covid 19 are also considered responsible for all this.

It was found in the survey that people remain under stress due to many issues. Which affects the personal and professional life of a person. There are also social and economic costs involved in this. The report also found that there is an impact on the mental state of Indian employees, due to which they are absent in the office and due to low productivity and leaving the job, Indian employees are burdened by about USD 14 billion annually.

The report also found that the main reason for poor health is working in a bad environment and stress increases due to not being able to adapt to that environment. According to the survey, 80 per cent of the Indian workforce has reported about mental health issues during the last one year. It said that there is a need to create such an environment in the office so that the employees get a tension free environment and they have the support they need, so that everyone can be successful.

Regarding this, Charu Sehgal, Partner and Life Sciences and Health Care Leader, DTTILLP said that mental health challenges for Indian employees are not new, but they have increased since the advent of covid 19. In such a situation, the welfare of the employees should be given priority.


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