Of the 455 U.S. employers surveyed by WTW, 67% say that programs and solutions focused on employee mental health and emotional wellbeing will be a top three health priority. Over the next two years, 30% of those surveyed say they intend to set aside mental health days for their workers. That compares with 9% now.
“Employers are highly focused on supporting the mental health of their employees, especially as they look to retain and engage talent,” says Erin Terkoski Young, senior director for WTW’s Health, Equity & Wellbeing practice. “Those that prioritize employee mental health and increase access to virtual and digital solutions will be uniquely positioned to improve their ability to deliver much-needed care.”
The survey was conducted in August and with respondents employing a collective 8.2 million workers.