Burnout is the leading risk to employee
mental health

When we think about mental health in the workplace, it’s against the volatile emotional environment of the last two years. We asked employees how they were coping with the constant upheaval and uncertainty. Their response? In short - we’re really, really tired.

IN 2022

Stress and uncertainty, mixed with the pressures of work, can threaten work-life balance and lead to burnout.

Over half of the workforce are struggling

Burnout is one of the leading risks to employee mental health in 2022. A feeling of exhaustion that erodes motivation, burnout can lead to high turnover, a drop in productivity and generally low workplace morale.

When work-life balance meets burnout

Work-life balance could be a contributor to burnout, with 53% of workers saying this was average or poor for them over the last three months. However, responses were polarising, with 47% of workers stating they had a good sense of balance.

Remote work can make mental health discussions harder

Although risks of burnout and work-life balance are reduced for remote workers, there is an increased chance that poor mental health will go unnoticed and unnoted. Virtual communication and support is a must for employers in 2022.


“...encourage duvet days when you don’t feel like coming into work. Have counselling available for free. Encourage coping therapy sessions and wellness perks.”


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