The survey conducted by OnePoll for The Best You magazine questioned workers from across the UK about mental health and well-being at work, and discovered that only 29% of employees polled felt “mostly happy” in the workplace.
It also found that a lack of motivation and feelings of stress are both key factors for unhappiness at work, with 50% of respondents saying that they feel stressed by the pressures of their job and lack of well-being support from their employers.
Eleven per-cent of workers felt that their employers offered enough support, while 67% claimed that their employers did not pay enough attention to workforce mental health and well-being.
The survey also warns that employers need to recognise the importance of mental stress in the workplace just as much as physical well-being because it is costing businesses billions of pounds each year.
Bernardo Moya, CEO, The Best You, said:
“In general, the age group of 55 + are the ones who are lacking the most support from their employer. This could be down to a few reasons, such as they are of a generation who isn’t comfortable with the modern world and may feel like they are being left behind.”
“Some employers aren’t doing enough and there is a lack of good relationships between employer and employee.”