Men are more likely to have work-related mental health problems than women, finds an August 2017 survey by Mind. And they’re less prepared to take time off and seek help.
This research, which comes from a survey of 15,000 employees across 30 organisations, is released as Mind urges employers to sign up for its Workplace Wellbeing Index for 2017/18.
Key findings include:
- One in three men attribute poor mental health to their job, compared to one in seven men who say it’s problems outside of work
- One in five women say that their job is the reason for their poor mental health, the same as those who say problems outside of work is to blame
- Two in five women feel the culture in their organisation makes it possible to speak openly about their mental health problems – only one in three men say the same.