2023 Mind Health Report
New understanding Brings new hope
24% fewer women
24% fewer women than men reached peak mind health. 1 in 3 women say they have been subjected to inappriopriate remarks and 40 % feel their skills have been questions simply because of their gender.
More than 1 in 3
More than one in three young people, aged 18-24, believe that addiction to technology and social networks have a negative impact on their well-being.
3 times more
Employees are 3 times more likely to thrive if they work at a company that offers mental health support.
Our Mind Health Index and study is a tool for assessing and promoting mind health. It provides a way of gauging people’s current mental state and, for those who aren’t doing so well, identifies steps they can take that may help them improve. Further, it allows us to plot fluctuations in mind health over time.
The Mind Health States
Our index looks at what positive or negative emotions people are experiencing and the impact these are having on their state of mind. The index then places people in one of four categories – from struggling mentally on one end to flourishing at the top.
Flourishing represents the pinnacle of good mind health. Classified by a Mind Health Index score greater than 75%. Flourishing individuals do well across a range of mental wellbeing determinants and outcomes.
Getting by describes those who may have some areas of good wellbeing but not enough to reach the state of flourishing. Those getting by may experience a dampened sense of wellbeing compared to those who are flourishing.
Languishing represents the absence of positive wellbeing. If you are languishing you are not functioning at full capacity, you may feel unmotivated and struggle to focus. Those who are languishing are at an increased risk of developing mental illness.
The absence of wellbeing in most areas is likely to result in struggling and difficulty. Struggling is associated with emotional distress and psychosocial impairment.
2023 Mind Health index
Of those surveyed globally our 2023 index found:
- Getting by35%
10 Skills as a path to flourishing
Our research suggests that, to flourish, at least eight of the 10 skills are needed. With self acceptance, being the most important skill to flourishing. An individual’s mind health category – flourishing, getting by, languishing and struggling – depends on how many of these skills they have, and how strong they are in each. These are not fixed states - it’s possible to identify the lifestyle changes needed to bring about flourishing mental health.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Emotional quotient, or emotional intelligence, describes a person's ability to understand and manage their emotions. This includes skills such as Self-awareness, emotional self-regulation, social awareness and social skills. A higher EQ can improve lifelong physical and mental health.
The Angel teleconsultation and chat website gives online access to medical advice
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AXA Global Health
AXA - Global Healthcare Mind Health service virtually connects members to psychologists from wherever they are in the world, and our Emotional Wellbeing Hub provides a range of tools and resources to help people understand and manage their mental wellbeing.
AXA Hong Kong
AXA Hong Kong’s BetterMe is a holistic wellness platform with a comprehensive suite of programmes and services covering Physical Wellness Support, Mental Wellbeing Support and Health Management.
AXA Italia offers a 360°ecosystem of health services, accompanying customers from prevention to care and after care.
We support companies through "Health & Productivity Management" which encourages physical, mental, and social health of employees and the sustainable growth of companies, through products, services, and dedicated consultations.
AXA health plans and value-added services that help redefine the right to self-care.
With Servicios de salud, having a psychologist nearby is possible with the online psychologist service.
For both private and corporate clients, AXA Switzerland offers various services in the area of Mind Health.
Krungthai-AXA Life’s iHealthy Ultra provides comprehensive medical coverage for treatment, and promotes emotional wellbeing by providing alternative therapies such as the Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture.
Learn about AXA Tianping’s research and insight on workplace and family-related Mind Health here.