LifeWorks' Mental Health Index shines a spotlight on the current mental health status of employed adults amidst the COVID-19 pandemic across Canada, the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
Benchmarked against 2017-2019 data, fluctuations in the Index can predict cost and productivity risks while informing the need for mental health investments by business and government.
Inside each report you’ll find:
The Mental Health Index is published each month.
Since April 2020, the mental health of Canadians has been 10 points or lower than the pre-2020 benchmark.
- At -10.5, the current mental health score is unchanged from the prior month.
- Depression, anxiety, work productivity and financial risk scores declined from February to March 2022.
- Despite a decline of 1.5 points this month, the strongest sub-score continues to be financial risk, representing an improvement in the level of emergency savings compared to 2019.
- Mental health scores improved in Alberta, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador while British Columbia,Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, and the Maritimes saw declines in mental health.
- After two months of improvements, the mental health score of managers fell more than one point from February and is below non-managers and the national average.