Over the past year, the rate of participants with poor mental health has decreased by three points (13% compared to 16%), despite the difficult geopolitical and economic context.
One in two respondents felt happy and confident about the future. The happiest people are in Mexico (64%), the Philippines (62%) and Thailand (61%). On the contrary, this feeling is lowest in Italy (36%), Hong Kong (38%) and Turkey (42%). In France, the feeling of happiness has increased by 5% compared to last year (44% against 39%).
This year's survey shows three main trends:
- 24% fewer women than men feel fulfilled. 40% feel that their skills have been questioned simply because of their gender
- More than one in three 18-24 year olds believe that addiction to technology and social networking has a negative impact on well-being
- Employees are three times more likely to thrive if they work in a company that offers mental health support
Thanks to the Mind Health Index, AXA can analyse the evolution of mental health and the well-being of populations in an environment where crises are accumulating. Despite Covid-19, geopolitical tensions and inflation, the mental health of the people surveyed is gradually improving, particularly as a result of preventive measures taken by companies. AXA is fully fulfilling its role as a responsible company by supporting its employees and accompanying its business clients
Antimo Perretta, CEO Europe & Latin America and a Member of the AXA Management Committee.