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World Economic Forum releases global survey on COVID-19 mental health effects

Tuesday 19 January 2021

Earlier this month, the World Economic Forum released an Ipsos survey of the key mental health effects of COVID-19 on employees. Australia was one of 28 countries that participated in the survey.

The survey found that globally:

  • COVID-19 prompted about 30% of employed adults to take a leave of absence
  • 56% experienced increased anxiety around job security
  • 55% found changes in work routines and organization stressful
  • Almost half of all surveyed felt lonely or isolated when working from home
  • More than 40% said their productivity fell and it was hard to get work done at home

Click here to access the WEF article.

Click here to download the Ipsos survey