Report: How to offer support for women facing unique mental health challenges

The many hardships facing workers during the COVID-19 crisis have had a disproportionate impact on women—so what can well-being officers do to help?

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Supporting women's mental health

The data is unrelenting when researchers look at the effects of the global pandemic on workers and their well-being. Across the board, women were left behind—in many cases driving them out of the workforce completely.

For those who chose to stay—shouldering the societally-imposed burdens of housework and childcare in addition to their duties as employees and leaders—mental strain has taken a toll.

In a new report, McKinsey & Co. shows that mothers in particular were less likely to experience positive work outcomes during the pandemic than fathers.

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For however far our society has come in breaking down gendered expectations around housework and childcare, there are still gaps in the experiences of men and women, despite many families being two-income households.

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