Over 80% of finance workers consider job change due to mental health impact: MHFA

Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) research shows

Jaskeet Briah
clock • 2 min read

Over three quarters (83%) of employees in the finance sector have considered a job change due to the impact work is having on their mental health, research by Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) found.

This shows a "clear link" between mental health and talent retention, MHFA noted, with its survey of 1,000 working adults across the financial services industry finding that 60% of employees believe their employer can do more to support their mental health and wellbeing. One in four employees stated that they felt uncomfortable discussing mental health with their manager, while the same number said they have experienced a lack of managerial support. One in five also cited company culture as a primary factor negatively affecting their mental health. Offering improved flexibility, parti...

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