Gen Z and Millennial workers have raised concerns about a large amount of company mental health initiatives which they have described as half-hearted.

A new report from youth mental health charity ‘batyr’ found that 95 per cent of young people of young people strongly agree that their workplace prioritizes mental health and healthy work culture.

With trends like quiet quitting showcasing that younger workers want more work-life balance, mental health within the workplace is becoming more and more important to younger workers.

The report also uncovered issues with younger workers not seeking help from employer assistance programs with just 38 per cent seeking assistance and help. 

Just under half of respondents also raised concerns about workplaces not implementing new activities and strategies to support mental health and wellbeing.

People who did experience an increase in wellbeing programs said they found the programs to be “tokenistic” with actions being “superficial” and “short term”.

Nic Brown, CEO of ‘batyr’ said young people are being “burnt out” following the pandemic and are finding it increasingly difficult to find work.

“Knowing that a workplace prioritises mental health is a key incentive for young people to rejoin the workforce, and to stay engaged once landing a position,” he said.

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