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India Inc takes mental health to heart but challenges remain

Firms using data, sensitising managers to help employees as experts say more awareness, acceptability needed

mental health, stress, employee, workers, staff, jobs

Many employees feel they can’t trust the helplines or counsellors hired by their employers

Swapnil Joglekar New Delhi
Work-related stress can impact one’s mental health. Which is why Saurabh Tiwari says he’s fortunate that his company understands this and is doing whatever it can to help mitigate that stress.

“My company provides opportunities according to my interest, and if anyone is feeling stressed or has additional workload, they can talk with their supervisor to resolve it,” says the 31-year old who’s currently working from home for a Bengaluru-based IT firm.

Not everyone’s as lucky.

A Deloitte survey said employees considered workplace-related stress to be the biggest factor affecting their mental health. Poor mental health costs Indian firms a

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First Published: Nov 29 2022 | 5:43 PM IST

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