First major study into mental health and wellbeing in the media, marketing and creative industries
Ms Jaelea Skehan
Dr Gavin Hazel
Dr Ross Tynan
Dr Renate Thienel
Research status: Completed
Never Not Creative, UnLtd and Everymind partnered to conduct the first major study into the mental health and wellbeing of the media, marketing and creative industries. The purpose of the study was to bring transparency to the mental health issues affecting individuals working in the industries. The results will be used to guide establishment of programs to improve mental health in the workplace.
Burnout and stress are some of the widespread anecdotal reports about mental-health issues in the media, marketing and creative industries. This survey quantified the problem by specifically looking at two core areas – the mental health and wellbeing of individuals working in the industries, and their attitudes towards mental health. The results will help to:
- Determine the prevalence of mental ill-health in the industries, and an exploration of any differences that exist between creative, media, marketing, client-side and agency side audiences, as well as comparisons with the population in general.
- Recognise factors associated with mental ill-health in those who work in the media, marketing and creative industries, including the identification of any associated modifiable workplace characteristics
- Identify the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding mental health, mental illness, and help-seeking behaviours
- Understand the current levels of stigma associated with discussing mental health.
The results have now been released. Thank you to the 1,800 employees in the media, marketing and creative industries who participated in the study. A summary of the key findings can be accessed below.
Mentally Healthy 2018 Summary of Key Findings
Mentally Healthy 2018 Summary Of Key Findings