AXA publishes third edition of its Mind Health Report
Study identifies mental health and wellness issues
AXA has released the third edition of its Mind Health Report, a study aimed at identifying mental health and wellness issues in society to build solutions to mitigate them.
The study was conducted in collaboration with IPSOS and involved surveys of 30,000 people aged 18–74 from 16 European, Asian and American countries.
Over the past year, the rate of participants with poor mental health has decreased by three points (13 per cent compared to 16 per cent), despite the difficult geopolitical and economic context.
One in two respondents felt happy and confident about the future. The happiest people are in Mexico (64 per cent), the Philippines (62 per cent) and Thailand (61 per cent).
On the other hand, this feeling is lowest in Italy (36 per cent), Hong Kong (38 per cent) and Turkey (42 per cent). In France, the feeling of happiness has increased by five per cent compared to last year (44 per cent against 39 per cent).
This year's survey shows three main trends:
- Twenty-four per cent fewer women than men feel fulfilled. Forty per cent feel that their skills have been questioned simply because of their gender
- More than one in three 18–24 year olds believe that addiction to technology and social networking has a negative impact on wellbeing
- Employees are three times more likely to thrive if they work in a company that offers mental health support.
Antimo Perretta, CEO Europe & Latin America and Member of the AXA Management Committee, said: “Thanks to the Mind Health Index, AXA can analyse the evolution of mental health and the wellbeing of populations in an environment where crises are accumulating.
“Despite Covid-19, geopolitical tensions and inflation, the mental health of the people surveyed is gradually improving, particularly as a result of preventive measures taken by companies. AXA is fully fulfilling its role as a responsible company by supporting its employees and accompanying its business clients.”
AXA Global Healthcare recently launched an AI-based virtual assistant to help its IPMI customers.