According to a new poll from online healthcare platform 87 percent, working women are experiencing more mental health repercussions of ongoing restrictions than their male counterparts.
The survey of over 5,000 UK workers revealed that the work-life balance of women professionals has been negatively impacted due to juggling caregiving responsibilities. However, half of women that don’t have these types of duties are still seeing higher levels of stress.
For instance, women were 23% more likely to struggle with work-life balance, while 45% were more likely to suffer from work-related stress.
Fatigue and anxiety were found to be at an all-time high, with the research revealing that women are 81% more likely to experience fatigue and 89% more likely to feel anxious on a regular basis.
“Inequality in the workplace is a key driver for poorer health and wellbeing for women and something that we have seen worsen over the course of the pandemic,” said Dr. Jazz Croft, Applied Behavioural Scientist at 87 percent. “Unfortunately, when it comes to mental health, there is no one-size-fits-all approach but employers can close the gender wellbeing gap by having proactive policies that support women, including flexible working policies, access to wellbeing support and the promotion of inclusive work cultures.”