Coronavirus causes increase in concern about discussing employee mental health and long-term illness

New employee research explores health concerns at work

Lockdown is affecting people in so many ways, and it’s incredibly worrying that employees feel like they must hide their health concerns from their employers for fear of negative consequences. Keeping illness hidden can cause psychological damage to people’s health, and at a time when we all need to support others as much as possible, employers have a duty to support their employees in more ways than just financially.

We recognise that many employers are facing uncertainty about their businesses’ future. However, you need to reinforce your company values more than ever before – increasing communication, adjusting policies and creating an engaging culture during this time.

Our infographic is a snapshot of our recent research (Based on 2000 adults in the UK, conducted by YouGov), uncovering the impact of coronavirus on the health of your employees.

Reframe - Employee health concerns infographic 2020

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