Employees under 30 have more fragile mental health than all employees, according to a study conducted by the social protection group Malakoff Humanis and published on Wednesday.

This health has further deteriorated since 2019.

According to the data collected, 23% of young employees judge their mental health negatively, compared to 16% for the entire employed population.

48% also say they sleep poorly (against 32%), 42% say they are stressed (against 28%) and 34% are emotionally exhausted (against 22%) or even exhausted (29% against 19% overall) .

Physical health not great either

Among the causes cited, we find the work itself: 44% of young employees attribute their poor mental health to the professional context.

They are 67% to blame the intensity and working time and 47% to make a link between their condition and degraded social relations at work.

The mental health of workers under 30 has deteriorated since 2019, after two years marked by Covid-19.

In 2022, 56% of them say they are tired or exhausted, compared to 49% in 2019. In addition, 22% say they consume sleeping pills, anxiolytics or antidepressants (compared to 11% in 2019).

Physically, 18% of employees under 30 consider their health to be poor, compared to 14% for all employees.

The waiver or postponement of care concerns, in the first quarter of 2022, 37% of young employees and 33% of managers.

These decisions are explained by lack of time (35%), difficulties in obtaining an appointment (29%) and financial reasons (23%).


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