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Survey seeks to raise awareness of mental health

Consultancy Simpila Healthy Solutions has launched a survey to assess the sector’s awareness of mental health when it comes to travel.

The “Business Travel & Mental Health Questionnaire” looks at mental health and the impact on business travellers. 

Mental illness will impact one in four adults every year, and 49% of workplace absences are recognised as being caused by stress-related illnesses (anxiety and depression being the most common). 

The ITM 2018 Procurement priorities released at the beginning of this year revealed that, on a scale of 1-8 (1 being most important and 8 being least important) number 1 was traveller security, with number 7 being traveller wellbeing. 

Simpila founder Matthew Holman – who has worked in the travel industry for 20 years – told BBT that the issue still had a lot of stigma attached to it, but by working collaboratively the industry can raise awareness and support those who are struggling.

The survey results – which are anonymous – will be utilised by Simpila to help the consultancy create better support processes, products and solutions to help those who are struggling with mental health challenges. 

To take the survey, click here
 

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