EXCLUSIVE: 16% do not offer any form of mental wellbeing education or support

EXCLUSIVE: Just 16% of employer respondents do not offer any form of mental wellbeing education or support for employees, according to research by Employee Benefits and Staffcare.

The Employee Benefits/Staffcare Benefits research 2017, which surveyed 271 employer respondents in February-March 2017, also found that a fifth (20%) do not provide any such support around physical wellbeing.

Encouragingly, this represents an improvement on 2016, when 25% and 27% of respondents did not offer any education or support around mental or physical wellbeing, respectively.

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There has also been an increase in the proportion of respondents providing digital content on these topics to staff; 55% of respondents now offer mental wellbeing support through digital channels compared to 49% in 2016, while the proportion of respondents that provide physical wellbeing support digitally has risen from 42% to 50%.