More than eight-in-ten London-based banking and finance professionals (86%) say Covid-19 lockdown has affected their mental health, according to a new survey of white-collar employees by Helix Resilience, the science-backed employee wellbeing and resilience provider.
The survey was conducted by Helix Resilience to identify and understand the challenges that Covid-19 has caused the financial services and banking workforce. 352 banking and finance professionals were surveyed, all operating in London.
Over half (52%) of survey respondents admit to being less productive, and nearly four-in-ten (39%) say they find it difficult to concentrate outside the office.
While most working in the sector (53%) feel their employer is doing enough to support their wellbeing during lockdown, a third (33%) do not feel supported.
“Employees in banking and finance often have to cope with high levels of pressure, so while it is pleasing so many feel supported by their employers during such a difficult time, the research shows there is clear room for improvement,” said Dr Stephen Pereira, founder and CEO of Helix Resilience.