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Health and well-being: 2017/2018 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey

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November 18, 2017

Willis Towers Watson 2017 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey finds that three out of 10 employees have suffered from severe stress, anxiety or depression in the last two years.

In many developed countries, inactivity is a growing health challenge. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between a quarter and a third of adults globally are not active enough, and this is having long-term effects on their health.

Obesity rates and chronic conditions are increasingly prevalent around the world, and not just in rich countries. In response, employers are seeking physical health and well-being solutions for their workforces, both to reduce costs and in recognition of the links between health, well-being and productivity.

While employees’ physical health has always been on employers’ radars, mental health and stress are receiving more attention of late. Mental health issues are widespread around the world, with around three in 10 employees reporting they have suffered from severe stress, anxiety or depression in the last two years.

Around half of employers have either introduced initiatives to reduce stress or are planning to do so.

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