Updated: May 19, 2020
Working at home has become the norm for many people during lockdown, but it poses its own strains and these will continue after this period is over.
Neale Hanvey MP has commented on the risk to the mental health and wellbeing of workers from the Covid-19 pandemic and highlights available local support.
Mental health and HR organisations have warned that people working from home are at significant risk of mental ill-health during and after the current Covid-19 pandemic.
"Fears about infection, feelings of isolation, along with concerns about job security or income loss, are just some of the knock-on effects of the pandemic that place increasing pressure and stress on everyone."
A Business in the Community report found that almost half of workers in Scotland would not speak to their manager about mental health problems for fear of losing their jobs.
Commenting, Neale said:
“Working from home during the current lockdown has changed our day to day life utterly, and for many this is having a massive impact on their mental health and wellbeing.
“At times like these, being able to talk about our mental health, without having to worry about how others will react, is more important than ever.
“That’s why it’s crucial that valuable local services are continuing to offer support".
Story covered in the Central Fife Times, see here.