Parenthood is one of the major transitions in adult life for both men and women. However, for some, the unfulfilled desire for a child commonly leads to significant stress, depression and anxiety as a result of associated social isolation, marital problems and/or sexual dysfunction.
Research shows that 90% of people going through a fertility journey feel depressed and 43% feel suicidal. For many the situation has been further exacerbated by the pandemic, with postponements and cancellations to treatment seriously impacting mental health.
This video explores:
- The impact of fertility and reproductive health challenges on mental health and wellbeing
- How employers can support employees struggling with their emotional and mental wellbeing as a result of fertility issues
- What should be considered when an employer is looking to support its employees with their reproductive concerns
And a big thank you to our guest speakers:
- Lucie McGrath – Head of Client Strategy and Proposition Development at Willis Towers Watson
- Ruth Petzold – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Anchor Hanover
- Anthony Ryb – Fertility Counsellor