SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half (58 percent) of U.S. workers say they are suffering from anxiety brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic; with almost two in five (35 percent) reporting that this anxiety is interfering with their workplace productivity and one in four stating that it is negatively impacting the quality of their work. These findings were announced today by Total Brain, the neuroscience-based mental health and wellness digital platform that commissioned the research.
With 34 percent of survey respondents stating that they are looking to their employer for resources to help quell their anxiety, Total Brain is offering qualified U.S. companies a free three-month subscription to its employee mental health and wellness platform at no cost.
"At Total Brain, we are committed to sharing our core neuroscientific capabilities to help mitigate the mental health fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic," explained Louis Gagnon, CEO, Total Brain. "Through our research, we learned that two in five employees do not have access to workplace mental health resources. We are opening our employee mental health and wellness platform to U.S. employers because it is needed, and it is the right thing to do."
"Anxiety amplifies quickly in organizations, so it is important that employers provide workers with support and tools during these extraordinarily trying times," noted Dr. John Boudreau, well-recognized expert on work and organizations at the Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California. "By focusing on their mental health, employees can better deal with the symptoms of stress and anxiety."
Total Brain offers an easy-to-use app to help employees measure and optimize emotional and cognitive brain capacities, reduce risk of mental conditions and improve overall human performance at home and work. The app ranks brain capacities compared to other people who share age, gender and education level (percentile rank) and it suggests digital brain and mind training that will consolidate employees' strengths, mitigate their weaknesses and address their risk in the moment.
About Total Brain: Total Brain is based in San Francisco, U.S. and publicly listed in Sydney, AUS (ASX:TTB). Total Brain is a mental health and wellness monitoring and support platform that has over 750,000 registered users. Benefits for employers and payers across the United States include productivity improvement and healthcare cost reduction. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
Survey Methodology: Based on a March 12 online survey conducted by Total Brain and The PARAGRAPH Project among a nationally representative general population sample of 1,000 people age 18+. The margin of error is 3.1%.