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Our 2022 mental wellbeing survey results have generated more publicity this year than in previous years. We take that as a good sign: mental health has climbed up the agenda and many more people are now engaging with the problems our three surveys revealed.
Commentators have typically focused on the importance of tackling the underlying causes as well as alleviating the symptoms of stress in the workplace. The impact on businesses, and their longer-term sustainability, seems to have caught people’s attention at last – individual professionals have, we know, been struggling for some time, but it is the business as a whole that is best placed to address that.
We thought you might be interested in the following articles that followed our report:
- “Are we open about our mental health?”, CITMA website, 20 October 2022
- “IP sector has ‘unsustainable’ levels of stress, anxiety”, Managing IP, 20 October 2022
- “Something’s got to give: IP industry must rethink workload expectations or risk losing talent”, World Trademark Review, 24 October 2022
- “Protecting workplace mental health and wellbeing: changing the emphasis”, by mental health consultant Penelope Aspinall on the Jonathan’s Voice blog, 25 October 2022
- “Lee Davies: IP Inclusive Mental Health Survey”, a blog post by CIPA’s Chief Executive on their website news page, 26 October 2022
Our Lead Executive Officer Andrea Brewster OBE also offered her personal insights on the survey results and their implications, in a post on our News and Features page entitled “Mental health: taking the long view”. It included some practical suggestions for managing working practices so as better to support team members’ mental wellbeing.