Pandemic Pulse Check: COVID-19’s Impact on Canadians’ Mental Health

The Conference Board of Canada, 14 pages, July 17, 2020
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The Conference Board of Canada and the Mental Health Commission of Canada partnered to explore the impact of COVID-19 on mental health. This issue briefing illustrates their findings.

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The Conference Board of Canada and the Mental Health Commission of Canada conducted a survey to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on mental health. Eighty-four per cent of responders reported that their mental health concerns have worsened since the onset of COVID-19. The greatest mental health concerns were family well-being, one’s future, isolation/loneliness, and anxiousness/fear. Survey findings also include the results of topics such as who is hardest hit, top concerns, risky behaviour, and when you need help. The issue briefing concludes with recommendations actions that employers can consider for mitigating mental harms and supporting employees’ mental health.

Table of Contents

Key findings

Introduction

Overview of our findings

Who is hardest hit?

Top concerns

Staying healthy

When you need help

Risky behaviours

Your mental health experience matters

Recommendations for employers’ consideration

Appendix A—Methodology

Appendix B—Bibliography

Appendix C—Survey results

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