More Support from Employers Needed to Achieve Better Mental Wellness

  • Employees (64%) have reported experiencing fair and poor mental wellness at work in the last 12 months.
  • Since the start of COVID-19, employees (41%) reported a deteriorating state of mental well-being at work.
  • Majority of employees (79%) recognise the presence of a stigma attached to mental wellness issues at their workplace, with 61% of them unlikely to discuss their issues at work with their employers.
  • Many employees engage in ‘leaveism’ (58%) and ‘presentism’ (40%) to catch up on work and deadlines.
  • More than half of employees (54%) say that they are ‘not really satisfied’ or ‘not satisfied at all’ with the current mental wellness initiatives by their company.

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 4 October 2021 – Mental well-being has been a forefront concern on the nation’s agenda recently, with the outbreak of the pandemic highlighting the vulnerabilities of employees as they struggle with various stressors in the workplace. Despite that, many employees believe that more can be done by their companies to establish a safer and more conducive working environment.