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Mind health report

PUBLISHED: 9 October 2020 | LAST UPDATED: 12 May 2022

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The benefits of international working are huge – to businesses as well as those who choose to develop their career on an international assignment; the opportunity to explore the world, experience different cultures, and learn new ways of working. It opens many doors, but, that’s not to say that it can’t be really tough. 

When you’re away from your usual network of friends and family; feel the pressure to perform in a new role and are creating a new lifestyle in an unfamiliar place, it can have a significant, often unexpected, impact on an assignee’s mental health.

Those that choose to take on an international work placement need to be resilient, courageous and ready to embrace change. Recognising the potential challenges ahead, businesses need to enable assignees to be as successful as possible by offering appropriate assistance and care, at the right time.

But, how aligned are the needs of assignees and the mental health support they are offered, today? What impact does an international assignment have on an individual’s mental health and what more can be done to connect international assignees with assistance for their mental health when they need it?

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We hope that the recommendations from this research are helpful, and offer some new ways of thinking about how employers can support the mind health of international workers. We know that supporting employees isn’t always straightforward and welcome the opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities with you. Contact our global sales consultants at

Make sure to keep a look out for our upcoming reports and to take a look at the 2017 World of Work report.

The information in this article is correct at the time of publishing.