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Our new research has revealed that more than three quarters of men who live alone feel isolated while they’re working from home and two fifths of 18-30 year olds feel their mental health has deteriorated.
This latest research from The Institute of Leadership & Management ‘Homeworking trials and triumphs during Covid-19: mental health and wellbeing’, explores the impact of working from home on mental health, revealing that a significant number of men who live alone (79 per cent) are struggling with feelings of isolation during lockdown. Yet this sense of isolation has taken its toll on both men and women who live alone, with 40 per cent of men and 25 per cent of women feeling their mental health has declined as a result of working from home.
The survey has found:
- 79 per cent of men who live alone feel isolated and 39 per cent believe their mental health has declined, due to working at home
- 40 per cent of 18-30 year olds feel their mental health has deteriorated
- 39 per cent of men living with a partner and children feel isolated, as do 31 per cent of women living with a partner and children
- 42 per cent of workers have struggled with isolation since working from home
- Nearly three quarters (71 per cent) of all workers miss their colleagues
- Only 76 percent of women who live alone take suitable breaks, compared to 90 per cent of men who live alone.
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