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Female dominated industry of retail faces mental health crisis

Jessie Tu (Women`s Agenda)

The latest research from an Australian workplace mental health organisation has revealed that roughly two-thirds of people working in retail have experienced a mental health condition during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Workplace Mental Illness
Workplace Mental Illness

Almost one in four considered changing their careers since the pandemic emerged in March this year, with Victorian workers bearing the brunt of the worst impacts.

The study also revealed that on-site retail workers were more worried about COVID-19 transmission, compared to on-site workers in other industries – including those employed in health care and social assistance.


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