Education employees want better wellbeing support in the workplace

 Education employees want better wellbeing support in the workplace

Over two thirds (64 per cent) of adults working the education industry believe that not enough is being done to support the physical and mental wellbeing of employees.

The survey by Westfield Health found that over two thirds (68 per cent) of workers in the education industry would like to see the government do more to promote their physical and mental wellbeing.

In addition, 80 per cent believe their employer is specifically not doing enough to help employees deal with work-related stress, anxiety and other mental health issues.

Almost two quarters (73 per cent) of educational employees stated they’d use wellbeing services if their employer provided them.

The top things they would like to be offered are: health check-ups (53 per cent); emotional wellness (53 per cent); and counselling (48 per cent).

David Capper, commercial director of Westfield Health, said: “The total number of UK working days lost to stress, anxiety and depression resulting from long working hours is 12.5 million days.

“Therefore, it makes sense for employers to relieve some of the pressure through wellbeing initiatives. Not only would they be supporting our economy, they’ll make huge cost savings by looking after their staff’s health, with presenteeism now costing businesses up to three times more than absenteeism.”

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