The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a host of health and wellbeing issues coming to light over the past 10 months. This includes stress, anxiety and poor mental health as a result of increased isolation due to lockdown or increased pressure on finances.
This, combined with the effect of “long COVID”, means that employees are requiring more ongoing support. Patients experiencing “long COVID” report symptoms that last over 3 weeks, resulting in prolonged fatigue, breathlessness, headaches and more.
This has brought to light an increased need for comprehensive support for employees facing long-term health conditions, and not just those caused by COVID-19. A good benefits package can help employers provide this, giving those with long-term health conditions every possible chance to thrive and succeed in their role.