Employers are being urged to step up their workplace mental health services to support people returning to work post coronavirus lockdown.

Secondsight’s latest research shows there is significant disparity between what businesses think they are delivering in terms of mental health support, and the support employees feel they get.

Three out of four businesses surveyed by Secondsight, the employee benefits specialist, said they offered mental health support to employees, but more than half (51 per cent)of employees said their employer could be doing more.

Secondsight partner Mark Bingham says: “It’s really important that employers understand what it is that their employees need and want. Engaging employees in benefits which aren’t relevant or of interest to them is not only very difficult but can also be a waste of time and money.”

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