Pandemic aids in destigmatising UK mental health: AXA

UK has the highest level of poor mental health in Europe

Hemma Visavadia
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Pandemic aids in destigmatising UK mental health: AXA

The pandemic has decreased the stigma around mental health and overall made the UK a more “compassionate and empathetic” nation, according to new research from AXA’s annual Mind Health Study.

The research revealed that although the UK has the highest level of mental ill health in Europe, with two in five (37%) people experiencing at least one condition and almost one quarter (24%) "struggling", the changes created by the pandemic caused a positive shift in workplace culture and an increase in "kindness and empathy" at work. This has had a favourable impact on workforce productivity and happiness with 45% of respondents stating they are more motivated, 38% more productive, 32% p...

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