Home working can enhance mental well-being – but also increases risk of stress

Flexibility, autonomy and the promotion of a healthy work/life balance are also identified as positive impacts of home and agile working in a new report from Public Health Wales.

However, increased social isolation and loneliness, as well as challenges around digital skills and connectivity are flagged as potential negative effects.

The report, 'A COVID-19 pandemic world and beyond: The public health impact of home and agile working in Wales'  highlights the positive and negative impacts that home and agile working can have on public health and well-being and, in particular, mental health.