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Good mental health

13 October 2020 / Melanie Pritchard
Issue: 4764 / Categories: Comment & Analysis
Serious happiness

This year’s world mental health day 10 October was timed poignantly at the dawn of a possible second lockdown. Covid-19 has disrupted our professional and personal lives like nothing before putting mental health on everyone’s agenda. Now facing continued disruption well into 2021 employee mental health has never been more important.

Tax and accountancy practices are re-focusing their attention on employee wellbeing as a variety of mental health risk factors are triggered afresh with the second wave. For although only a small percentage will contract the virus all employees will be psychologically affected by it. Now more than ever companies have a duty of care to employees even if they are not in the office. They need to be more aware of the impact of ongoing long-term stress in employees’ lives and the cost of unsupported mental health on the...

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