Concerns grow over mental health support being cut after pandemic

branding_logo (2)(Source: https://www.covermagazine.co.uk/) More than half (56%) of UK mangers have expressed their concern that employee mental health initiatives will be cut after the pandemic, according to a new report by wellbeing and productivity specialist, GoodShape.

The data collected between August and November 2021 from over 750 mangers and HR professionals revealed that 63% of respondents were worried that their company would withdraw occupational health services.

The findings also showed that nearly two thirds (66%) of respondents said they believe remote working will be rolled back, with 57% stating the same will happen for flexible working, as more people return to the office.

The need for continued support was further highlighted by respondents stating mental health initiatives as a top (71%) benefit, followed by remote working initiatives (66%), flexible working hours (65%) and occupational health services (64%).  

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