In July 2019 research agency Opinium, supported by MRS, launched the results of research into mental wellbeing in the sector.

The report ‘Opening the Conversation: Mental Wellbeing in Market Research’ showed that, while 53% of workers in the UK say they have had issues with their mental wellbeing, an alarming 85% of market researchers report that they have struggled in the past year. With 77% of admitting that this had affected their work.

Opinium and MRS hosted a joint event in October 2019 at Opinium's London offices to explore and understand the reasons for the high levels of wellbeing anxiety in the sector and debate how employers can work to address this. The Wellbeing in Research event featured a presentation of the results followed by a panel discussion with sector professionals and wellbeing experts giving their personal stories and advice for mental wellbeing at work.  

Panel: Jane Bainbridge, Editor, Impact & Research Live (chairing) • Sophie Holland, Research Exec, Opinium • Dane Krambergar, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Services, MIND • Jennifer Roberton, MD, Respondi • Rebecca Ormond, Inclusive Workplace Leader, PwC

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