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Survey reveals COVID-19 mental health impact on care workers

Lee Biggins – MD – CV-Library

Four in ten social care workers have struggled with mental health during the coronavirus outbreak, a survey has revealed.

The three-month survey of 2,000 workers by leading independent job board, CV-Library, found the majority of workers felt supported by their employer and revealed job security as their biggest concern.

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, (pictured) said: “When it comes to mental health, everyone has different triggers. From our findings, we can clearly see that there’s a general concern around job security. It’s important to be as open and honest with employees and candidates during this time. Be sensitive and remember that these are people you’re dealing with, not just numbers.”

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More than half of those polled cited worries about finding a new job as their main concern (52.4%). Their other main concerns were: too much work (28.6%), performance (23.8%), losing job (19%), productivity (19%), pay cuts (14.3%), not having a pay rise (9.5%), company folding (5.9%) and not getting a promotion (4.8%).

Fortunately, it appears that workers feel supported by the company they work for during this challenging time, with 68.2% of professionals in the industry stating that they feel their employer is doing enough to support employees’ mental wellbeing.

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