Remote working: How employers can support mental wellbeing this winter


(Source: Winter can be a difficult time of year as the days grow shorter and darker, and the falling temperatures increasingly force us indoors. But winter 2020 is expected to be a particularly testing time, as the usual stressors of the season combine with the anxieties that have been thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The stats speak for themselves. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 41% of American adults have struggled with mental health issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the UK, research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that almost one in five adults have been experiencing some form of depression this year – almost double the figure from 2019.

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