The European Commission has to adapt measures to safeguard the mental health of workers

On the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, I have published an article on the challenges that await us after Covid-19. I ask the European Commission to put mental health issues on the agenda of the next Strategic Framework of the EU to recognise anxiety, depression and burnout as occupational diseases.

The pandemic caused by the coronavirus has further evidenced that the workplace context plays a central role in people’s well-being and mental health. Confinement and teleworking have caused millions of employees to be working remotely with the uncertainty of even losing their job or suffering large financial losses. These people are exposed to stress, anxiety and isolation that will take their toll in the coming months.

In this article I share my reflections on how to mitigate the effects on the mental health of workers after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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