Second Wave Challenge

Business Psychologist warns UK businesses of increased depression rates

As more of the UK moves into lockdown and the UK government urges employees to work from home again, Business Psychologist, Dannielle Haig warns businesses that they need to prioritise employee well being as the ‘second wave’ is set to be mentally more challenging.

Recent research from the Office for National Statistics found that by June, two months into the initial lockdown, instances of reported depression had doubled from pre-lockdown rates (from around 10% of adults, to around 20%). BY August 40% of adults reported that coronavirus was affecting their well being.

Second Wave Challenge