Helping minds flourish

We’re here to help you, your family, and your employees with their mind health

Good mind health lets us think, feel and act in a way that allows us to enjoy life, overcome challenges that come our way and be more productive. And when we struggle with ill mental health, it has the opposite effect. In 2023:

over 50% of Brits are not in a positive state of mental wellbeing1

£102 billion wiped from the UK economy due to poor mental health at work2

We want people, families, small business owners, and businesses to flourish

We spoke to 16,000 people to understand the state of mind health across 16 different countries, including the Americas, Europe and Asia for the AXA Mind Health Study. Now in its fourth year, it identifies how people are feeling and where they sit on the Mind Health Meter, from Struggling – associated with emotional distress - to Flourishing – the pinnacle of good mind health. 

An AXA meter with 4 measurements which are Struggling, languishing, getting by and Flourishing. The meter is pointing at Getting By.

Us Brits have the worst mind health in Europe

People in the UK are more likely to be struggling with their mind health compared to any other country surveyed, aside from Japan. When compared to last year’s study, there’s an increasing number of people in the UK that are suffering from a mental health condition, up from 33% in 2022 to 37% in 2023.

1 in 5 people are Struggling

20% of the UK are currently struggling and 33% are languishing.

1 in 3 people have a mental health condition

Anxiety disorders (24%) and depression (22%) are the most common conditions.

3 in 4 people struggle due to their work environment

Trouble sleeping, stress, lack of confidence and loss of interest are common consequences.

Nurturing your mind health and how to deal with difficult feelings

Anyone can experience feelings of stress and anxiety. And it shows up differently depending on the circumstance and our ability to navigate it. It’s important to proactively look after our minds and seek help when the feelings become too much. And, just like adults, children and young people can experience a mental health condition. Dr Joshua Harwood, Child Clinical Psychologist, explains what signs parents should look for.

Mind health in the workplace

Data shows that those who believe their company care for the mental health of its employees and is taking action to help them are almost 2 times more likely to have flourishing mind health1. Take a look at our suite of webinars, mental health guides and wellbeing programmes.

Support for your business and teams

How can we help support you?

Read the AXA Mind Health Study

Understand the state of the nation’s mind health

Busting myths about anxiety

Sort fact from fiction with our mythbusters series from AXA Health experts

Dealing with anxiety in children

Dr. Joshua Harwood, Child Psychologist, shares practical tips

Explore tips to bounce back when things get tough

Discover support to help build your resilience

1 The AXA Global Mind Health Study 2023

2 Centre for Economics and Business Research 2024