Fear of mental health stigma among 'significant minority' of global workers

Mark Battersby
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Fear of judgement is preventing many employees from opening up about their health concerns, and that there are a number of simple steps businesses could take to improve the use of existing benefits, a new survey conducted by Aetna International has revealed. The research, which examined the views of 3,520 workers in four global markets (UAE, UK, US, Singapore) found that many employees are reluctant to use benefits because they are worried about how management will react if they find out. In fact, fear of being penalised for health issues at work was identified as the main barrier to acc...

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