Jobmedic.co.uk held a big survey around mental health issues among healthcare professionals asking 500 workers in the industry about their own experience.
More than half (56%) of the healthcare professionals admitted to be constantly, or sometimes struggling emotionally at their workplace.
|Yes, all the time||13%|
|Yes, every now and then||26%|
Also more than 50% of the healthcare professionals facing mental health issues get support from family and co-workers.
|HR/Psychological support provided by my employer||10%|
Sadly 42% of the professionals admitted that they don’t have enough psychological assistance from their employer.
Not surprisingly 39% admitted their health has deteriorated as a direct result of their job.
Moreover 42% admitted to had have to take time off from their role because of their mental health well-being.
|Yes, on more than one occasion||17%|
|Yes, once before||18%|
|No, but I’ve wanted to||20%|
And 45% would advice somebody against a career in the healthcare industry due to mental stress it causes.
Consequently 86% of the respondents think that the healthcare industry needs to do more to support workers’ mental health.
Although 50% of the healthcare employees answered that their job is rewarding enough to worth the pressure they’re under.
|My job is rewarding enough so it’s worth the pressure||50%|
|The pressure of my job gets to me||31%|
|My job isn’t worth the pressure I’m under||11%|
|None of the above||9%|
Additionally 47% of the respondents answered that their job is more rewarding than most jobs outside healthcare.
|I don’t know||9%|
Also 87% of the healthcare workers answered that they have a meaningful, touching moment quite often at their work.
|At least once a week||41%|
|A few times a month||19%|
Surprisingly 91% answered that overall they find their job rewarding.
And 78% would encourage others to consider a job in the healthcare profession.
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