Mental health sickness and presenteeism creeping back up in the post-COVID workplace, study shows

27 September 2022

Workplace absences due to mental health sickness have increased in 2022 after falling during the pandemic, a new study suggests.
The incidence of ‘presenteeism’ - employees working whilst they are unwell - has also increased, although it has not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels.
More firms say that mental health-related sickness is impacting on business performance.
The study, conducted by the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) based at Warwick Business School, tracked the experiences of 237 firms dealing with mental health and wellbeing from 2020, just before the pandemic began, through 2021 and 2022