We use cookies on our site to track usage and preferences. Learn more

Mid-market looks to invest more in mental health

  • Date 16 May 2022

As Mental Health Awareness Week (9 -13 May) begins, new research from leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP shows that mid-market employers are looking to increase investment in supporting their people’s mental health over the next 12 months.

From the 604 respondents to Grant Thornton’s latest Business Outlook Tracker* survey, around half (47%) intend to increase their investment in mental health support in the coming year. Employer support for mental health has been an increasingly important investment priority for business leaders, with 51% saying they are investing more in their people’s mental health now than they did 12 months ago.

The study found that the pandemic has increased employers’ awareness of the importance of investing in mental health, with half of respondents saying they currently arrange regular mental health check-ins with their people, and train and provide mental health first aiders.

The prevalence of hybrid working is also having a positive effect on general employee wellbeing. Of the businesses surveyed, 310 were adopting a hybrid working approach and most of these businesses (65%) believe it is improving their people’s wellbeing.

Whilst mental health is clearly high on the agenda for business leaders, more support is needed for mid-market employers in developing programmes and policies to do this effectively, with 21% of respondents saying they don’t currently have a clearly articulated mental health strategy.

Read More

Join an ambitious, supportive community of world-class scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs

Read more