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
Yes, every now and then
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
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
Yes, once before
No, but I’ve wanted to
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
The pressure of my job gets to me
My job isn’t worth the pressure I’m under
None of the above
Additionally 47% of the respondents answered that their job is more rewarding than most jobs outside healthcare.
I don’t know
Also 87% of the healthcare workers answered that they have a meaningful, touching moment quite often at their work.
At least once a week
A few times a month
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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