Report: Seven trends that will shape workplace mental health in 2022


The pandemic has pulled workplace wellbeing into sharp focus, and 2021 has been a period of readjustment to the “new normal”. But 2022 will be the year for enacting cultural change, and the future workplace must be built with mental health in mind. In this report, Unmind polled 1,500 HR decision-makers across the UK, North America, Australia and New Zealand to uncover the trends that will shape workplace mental health in 2022.

Key findings:

  • a massive 87% said training is either very or somewhat important for managers, leaders, and all staff. Just 3% thought it’s very or somewhat unimportant
  • 87% of HR decision-makers say training is either very or somewhat important at every level of the organisation
  • the majority of employers said they’ll provide mental health training in 2022 – 53% will educate managers, with even more (54%) eyeing a company-wide training.

The report also found that 98% of HR decision-makers said proactively managing employees’ mental health is very much or somewhat a business priority in 2022, and more than 8 in 10 survey-takers said digital or online wellbeing tools (85%) will be important, likewise mental health training for all employees (87%), and wellbeing champion initiatives (80%).