13 May 2019 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Two-thirds of employees (64 per cent) have 'poor' or 'below average' mental well-being, according to the Workplace Wellbeing Survey carried out by workplace consultant Peldon Rose.
Almost half of workers (49 per cent) want a yoga and meditation room and exercise facilities (50 per cent) to help to tackle workplace stress, the findings reveal.
Ninety-five per cent of individuals believe their workplace environment is important for their mental health and well-being. Yet, half of respondents state that their working environment does not have a positive effect on their mental health (51 per cent) and well-being (49 per cent).
A quarter of employees (26 per cent) feel that their organisations do nothing to help their employees manage stress in the workplace.
'Increasing or heavy workloads' (56 per cent) 'limited time to focus on well-being' (46 per cent) and 'poor, slow or out-of-date technology' (37 per cent) are cited as the leading causes of workplace stress.
Almost half of workers (48 per cent) stated that they had taken a day off work for their mental health.
The Workplace Wellbeing Survey of more than 950 respondents throughout the UK was run by Peldon Rose and the Stress Management Society across a variety of industries in November 2018.
The research was carried out for Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 13-17 May.