Be Part of the Research on “Emotional and Mental Health at Work” in Bulgaria

24 November, 2021

The team of psychologists and psychotherapists of hOUR THERAPY conducts an anonymous survey among employees in companies located in Bulgaria from all economic sectors on the topic “Emotional and Mental Health at Work.”

The survey was initiated by the team of hOUR THERAPY – psychologists and psychotherapists who provide counseling as part of a social package of benefits for employees in companies in the IT, manufacturing and other sectors. Employees can talk to certified professionals from different specializations, in Bulgarian, English or German, live or online. Meetings are confidential and can discuss ways to deal with tension or stress, overcoming conflicts, combating lack of motivation, family cases, parenting issues and everything related to emotional and mental health in order to ensure well-being. and workplace efficiency.

The purpose of the questionnaire is to examine what factors interfere with the work process, how they affect the well-being and efficiency of the workplace and how companies support the mental health of people in teams as part of their policies to ensure a productive work process.

Completing it does not require the provision of personal data and will take you no more than 10 minutes. You will find a link to the survey here.

At the end of 2018, long before the pandemic became part of our daily lives, the World Health Organization (WHO) in its 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases ICD-11 (ICD-11) a whole subsection on issues related to the workplace and the work environment. This came shortly after the organization released data from a global study showing that nearly 264 million people suffer from depression, many of whom also have symptoms of anxiety, and this costs companies about $ 1 trillion in lost productivity each year. Occupational burnout syndrome has been classified as an occupational phenomenon and is expected to be part of the updated WHO classification, which will take effect on 1 January 2022.

The pandemic has increased interest and placed an even greater focus on the topic of workplace well-being. The European Commission, the American Psychological Association, the International Workplace Mental Health Institute, and many other related organizations have consistently published reports on the effects of stress in recent months, and the Financial Times has launched three new columns on the subject: Burnout, Workplace Health and Workplace Mental Health.

The emotional and physical health of the people in the teams is the main new priority of the companies in Europe.

If you have any questions, you can write to or contact the initiators of the study at +359 882 008 317.