'Pleasanteeism' | How 'brave face' culture is taking its toll on staff wellbeing

How 'brave face' culture is taking its toll on staff wellbeing

‘Pleasanteeism’ is on the rise across the UK, with three-quarters (75%) of workers now admitting to feeling like they have to put on a brave face in front of their colleagues, regardless of how they’re really feeling.

According to new research, released by health and wellbeing provider Lime Global, ‘pleasanteeism’ – a term coined to describe the pressure faced by workers to mask stress and mental health worries – is up by 24% from May 2021. Just over half (51%) of workers admitted to suffering from this phenomenon.

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