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More support needed around mental health

A worrying 71% of accounting professionals believe employers are just not doing enough to support good mental health at work.

August 2018

In fact, the latest research from CV-Library shows that over half (53.3%) have considered resigning from a job because of the lack of support.
Just under half (43.5%) of accountants questioned also revealed that aspects of their job cause them to feel anxious or depressed. What they want to see (75.6%) is mental health days for staff. Many also believed employers need much more training in this area to help understanding and the need for real support.
CV-Library’s Lee Biggins said it is concerning that accounting professionals don’t feel supported by their employers when it comes to their mental health. He said: “It’s clear more needs to be done.”
A big worry has to be the large percentage of accountants (92%) who confessed that they would be too embarrassed to disclose information about the state of their mental health to their employer.

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