Voice Technology Protecting the Mental Health of the Frontline – Tech UK

Frontline workers have been at the forefront of the UK’s response to the crisis that has unfolded over the last year. Their extraordinary efforts have pushed them beyond what any reasonable person should have to deal with daily. This immense and unprecedented pressure is putting their physical, mental and social well-being at risk, and yet they still try to carry on. But exposure to excessive stress, for prolonged periods can have many harmful consequences on the emotional and mental well-being of frontline workers.

Although the past year has been unparalleled for frontline workers, the pressures of the frontline has always led to a sacrifice of their own mental health. Between 2014 -2018 mental ill heath rose by a third, with 365,000 workdays being taken off due to mental health in the UK in 2018. These figures are based on the people that came forward:  However, with the social stigma attached to mental ill health and the discrimination people feel they will face, it makes it difficult for them to seek any psychological help, leading to many people suffering in silence.

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