The psychological impact of Covid on workers

There are 13 psychosocial risk factors that impact on the health of a workplace and its staff, and the pandemic has highlighted just how important some of them are to us. While working from home has reduced the risk of some factors – environmental factors like noisy workplaces for example – it has exacerbated some other risk factors like job design. Workers feel safe when they feel connected to their leader and teammates, and when they have a sense of purposefulness, but these factors have been greatly impacted by lockdowns, restrictions, and working from home. Psychologist, Kim Cullen, explains how we can identify the psychosocial hazards that affect every worker, and why they’re an important piece in the puzzle of understanding how Covid is impacting our mental health.