A poll released to mark World Mental Health Day reveals that people report
generally feeling more positive than negative. However, there has been a
downward shift in feeling since the last survey in 2006.
During the 12 months preceding the survey, 15% of respondents across EU Member
States sought professional help for psychological or emotional problems and 7%
took antidepressants, mostly for depression or anxiety.
Respondents were also asked to indicate their level of agreement with three
different statements in order to understand their perceptions of job security,
how well their job matches their skills, and recognition for the work they do.
It was apparent in the analysis that those who feel they are in a job that does
not match their training and education are also more likely to feel that they
are not suitably rewarded or recognised for their efforts at work.
This Eurobarometer survey on the self-perceived mental health of European
citizens was conducted during February and March 2010 in the 27 Member States
of the European Union.
The main themes addressed in this report are:
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work