Notwithstanding the slight lifting of restrictions, these remain challenging times for employers and employees alike. Employers are seeking to keep their businesses afloat and Employees are concerned about their job security. 

A new ACAS-commissioned YouGov survey has found that nearly two out of five employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic felt stressed, anxious or experienced mental health difficulties due to their working situation. The poll also found that one in two people working from home felt isolated and seven out of ten missed social interactions with colleagues.

ACAS has published guidance to assist employers and employees to manage their mental health during the pandemic, whether they are working from home, anxious about having to leave home to go to work or are furloughed.  

The guidance includes advice to help support your wellbeing and suggests that to assist with your well-being you can: 


  • stay in contact with people – talk to colleagues or friends about how you’re feeling

  • have a routine so you plan in advance what you’ll be doing each day

  • keep active and exercise

  • make time for activities you enjoy

  • reflect on what helps you feel more positive and what does not 

 Please see a link to the guidance here:

The contents of this article do not constitute legal advice and are provided for general information purposes only.

The contents of this post do not constitute legal advice and are provided for general information purposes only