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PUSH and Solent Mind launch new training partnership

As we launch a new training partnership for workers, our new survey finds a third of British employees say their mental wellbeing has worsened since the pandemic began.

As we launch a new training partnership for workers, our new survey finds a third of British employees say their mental wellbeing has worsened since the pandemic began. Our new YouGov poll, commissioned with Push - the wellbeing and performance company - also discovered that two-thirds (73%) of those who had experienced worsened mental wellbeing since the COVID-19 pandemic, said the deterioration could be attributed to work.

Almost a third of these workers (31%) also said this was due to ‘change in the workplace’.

Regionally, a quarter (27%) of employees in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, West Sussex and Dorset, say their mental wellbeing has got worse since the pandemic began.

So, of those who said their mental wellbeing had got worse, 73% (14 out of 19) said the deterioration was due to work.

And half (7 out of 14) of those polled said it was due to a ‘change in the workplace’.

With many employees feeling unsupported by their employers, we’ve joined with PUSH to offer national training to organisations via tailored workshops.

Over the next twelve months, the partnership will be dedicated to supporting individuals, teams and organisations with a selection of co-created sessions.

It offers two separate sessions, one for employees, and one for employers.

The sessions will look at: dealing with change, how we react to it, how it can lead to mental wellbeing issues, and how teams can support one another.

Emma Fernandes, Business Development Director of Solent Mind, says: “As our new poll shows, this is a timely opportunity for the charity and Push M&B to ensure we can reach even more employees to help with their mental well-being. Covid has tested the mental health of our employees even further and we can’t side-step mental health issues.

“Solent Mind has a wealth of lived experience and knowledge, and the facts now reveal that effective training, stigma breaking, and educational resources for both employees and employers is needed now more than ever.”

Contact:, or go to the Workplace Wellbeing Training page on our website.

You can find the YouGov poll here:

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1000 GB adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 7th - 11th October 2021. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of British business size.

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