Uncertainty around return to workplaces adding to Canadians’ declining mental health: report – CTV

July 21, 2021

TORONTO — A new report has found that many Canadians are still uncertain of what to expect regarding their workplace environment following the COVID-19 pandemic, contributing to a decline in their mental health.

According to the LifeWorks’ monthly Mental Health Index released Wednesday, 25 per cent of Canadians surveyed said they are “unclear” of their employer’s plan for returning to the workplace, while another 12 per cent don’t believe their employer has a plan.

The report found that these respondents also reported the lowest mental health scores when compared to employees who said their employer has already communicated a “clear” return-to-the-workplace strategy.

While many organizations have begun developing an office-reopening plan, the report suggests that a “significant portion” of Canadians need more communication from employers to ease anxieties around returning to the workplace.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/uncertainty-around-return-to-workplaces-adding-to-canadians-declining-mental-health-report-1.5516124

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