A recent poll reveals that there is a substantial risk of mental health issues among half of India's corporate workforce.
Even in 2023, there is still a need for more understanding of mental health issues worldwide. The burden of mental health problems and psychological diseases on society is increasing globally. The subject is currently receiving a lot of attention because to a recent poll by market research firm IPSOS.
According to a poll performed by Mpower, a project of The Aditya Birla Education Trust, in partnership with IPSOS, about 1 in every 2 corporate employees is at a high risk of having poor mental health.
Three thousand corporate workers from ten industries, including e-commerce, FMCG, and hospitality, were surveyed from eight Indian cities.
The poll revealed that nearly eight out of ten workers missed work for at least two weeks in the previous year as a result of mental exhaustion, and nine out of ten workers believe they don’t have a healthy work-life balance. Additionally, it was discovered that women in the workforce are more vulnerable to mental health problems than males, with 56% of women at risk compared to only 41% of men.
Nearly 70% of survey participants stated they felt they were obliged to work even on vacation, and 50% of respondents stated their incomes were unsatisfactory.
There are four main elements that influence mental health at work:
- stress from the job, such as long hours without breaks
- difficulties at home
- concern about finances
- medical problems of a physical nature
The poll, according to experts, emphasises the urgent need for businesses to provide a safer workplace, spot early indications of employee bad mental health, and normalise mental health breaks.