Has COVID-19 made mental health at work impossible to ignore?


(Source: https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/) Jorge E Palacios, MD, PhD, Senior Digital Health Scientist at SilverCloud Health, argues that the pandemic has made mental health in the workplace impossible to ignore.
This last year has turbocharged the importance of looking after our mental health – in the workplace, and outside it. I can’t think of a time previously in which the population has collectively faced such a unique and unusual mental challenge as we have in this last year. In the context of employment, the sudden switch to full-time home working for many people, job losses and furlough, and the wipe out of a Monday-Friday routine, which many of us have lived by for years, has tested us mentally. For employers, the stakes are high on recognising the challenge and ensuring employees are appropriately supported.

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