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UK Managing Stress and Wellbeing Market Report 2021
2021-09-28T04:04:35+01:00
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“The COVID-19 pandemic has driven unprecedented levels of stress, with consumers focusing on emotional wellbeing now more than ever. Even with concerns over the virus subsiding in 2021, and life…

UK Managing Stress and Wellbeing Market Report 2021

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Description

Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the UK Managing Stress and Wellbeing market, including the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on stress and wellbeing, with 73% of adults who experienced stress experiencing more stress than usual since the outbreak.

With the pandemic placing emotional wellbeing firmly in the spotlight, people are showing more interest in stress solutions; 65% of adults experiencing stress looked for more ways to destress/unwind since the outbreak and 55% learned more about wellness. Wellbeing was already becoming increasingly important prior to the pandemic, a trend which has since gained more momentum.

A threat to managing stress and wellbeing is the stigma that still exists when discussing such topics. The rise of mental health campaigns in recent years has done some good in reducing the stigma, but there is still some way to go to ensure the majority feel comfortable being open about their emotional state.

An opportunity for managing stress and wellbeing is the role technology can play in stress management. There are opportunities for brands to launch wellbeing apps making advice easily accessible, as well as TV series on mindfulness and therapeutic games, reaching all media types.

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Quickly understand

  • The impact of COVID-19 on managing stress and wellbeing.
  • Market drivers impacting stress and wellbeing.
  • Experience of stress and factors driving stress.
  • Methods of dealing with stress and sources of advice.
  • Attitudes towards managing stress and wellbeing.
  • Impact of stress on health and wellbeing.
  • Natural wellbeing anxiety and stress.
  • Health and wellbeing market size.

Covered in this report

Brands: Maltesers, Yogi Tea, Coca-Cola, The Nue Co, Dove, Goop, Headspace, Calm, Glade, Activia, John Lewis, M&S, TikTok.

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

This report, written by Emilia Greenslade, a leading analyst in the Health and Wellbeing sector, delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven unprecedented levels of stress, with consumers focusing on emotional wellbeing now more than ever. Even with concerns over the virus subsiding in 2021, and life settling into the ‘next’ normal, wellbeing will remain a priority for many as the long-term effects of the pandemic unfold. There are opportunities for more health and fitness categories to engage in wellbeing initiatives and NPD to align with consumers’ ever-growing holistic approach to their health. Technology can also play a greater role in wellness management, through health apps and therapeutic games, to offer convenience in the self-management of wellbeing.
Emilia Greenslade
OTC & Personal Care Analyst

Table of Contents

  1. Overview

    • Key issues covered in this Report
    • COVID-19: market context
    • Economic and other assumptions
  2. Executive Summary

    • Impact of COVID-19 on managing stress and wellbeing
      • Figure 1: Short, medium and long-term impact of COVID-19 on managing stress and wellbeing, 2021
    • The market
    • Healthy lifestyles and mental health campaigns drive interest in wellbeing
    • Financial confidence will be threatened in 2022
    • The consumer
    • The pandemic will have a significant impact on long-term wellbeing
      • Figure 2: Changes in stress-related behaviours since the start of the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, 2021
    • Money and work top the factors causing stress
      • Figure 3: Causes of stress over the last 12 months, 2021
    • Tap into nature themes via initiatives and NPD
      • Figure 4: Methods of dealing with stress, 2021
    • Technology brings convenience to wellness advice
      • Figure 5: Sources of information for managing stress, 2021
    • Stigma remains a barrier to the wellbeing discussion
      • Figure 6: Attitudes towards managing stress and wellbeing, 2021
  3. Issues and Insights

    • The COVID-19 pandemic will have a long-term impact on stress
    • Leverage technology in wellness solutions to offer convenience
  4. The Market – Key Takeaways

    • The lingering effect of the pandemic threatens financial confidence
    • Healthy living trend will drive continued interest in wellbeing
    • Ageing population highlights the need for specialist wellbeing services
  5. Market Drivers

    • Financial situations are positive…but for how long?
      • Figure 7: Trends in how respondents would describe their financial situation, 2018-21
    • Unemployment rate improves but remains impacted by COVID-19
      • Figure 8: UK unemployment rate, 2016-25
    • Make advice on stress management accessible for over-65s
      • Figure 9: Trends in the age structure of the UK population, 2015-25
    • Equip children with the skills to manage stress
    • Healthy living trend will be positive for stress levels
      • Figure 10: Trends in body mass index (BMI), England, 1995-2019
    • Sleep tech can alleviate stress
      • Figure 11: Ownership of smartphones and basic mobile phones, 2012-21
    • Mental health campaigns drive the wellbeing conversation…
      • Figure 12: Maltesers #TheMassiveOvershare Instagram post, 2021
    • …but the ASA cracks down on misinformation
    • Growing environmental concerns drive ‘eco-anxiety’
      • Figure 13: Frequency of considering the environmental impact in decision-making, 2021
  6. The Consumer – Key Takeaways

    • COVID-19 drives the interest in wellbeing
    • Digital wellness solutions tap into convenience demands…
    • …but ‘switching off’ remains important to wellbeing
  7. Impact of COVID-19 on Consumer Behaviour

    • COVID-19 pandemic puts wellbeing in the spotlight
      • Figure 14: Changes in stress-related behaviours since the start of the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, 2021
    • Wellbeing will remain a priority in the coming years
      • Figure 15: Concerns over the risk of being exposed to the coronavirus/COVID-19, any worry (worried and extremely worried), 2020-21
    • Flexible working options may improve long-term wellbeing
      • Figure 16: Reasons for changing jobs in the next 12 months, 2021
    • Young people were impacted the most
      • Figure 17: Changes in stress-related behaviours since the start of the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, by age, 2021
    • Immunity management becomes interlinked with stress management
      • Figure 18: Changes in health priorities, 2021
      • Figure 19: Yogi Tea Organic Sun Salutation Ayurvedic Spice, Chicory & Fruit Infusion, 2021
  8. Stress Factors

    • Stress remains prevalent
      • Figure 20: Experience of stress in the last 12 months, by age, 2021
    • Inspire financial wellbeing through open conversation
      • Figure 21: Causes of stress over the last 12 months, 2021
    • Improvements to gender pay inequalities could balance the stress scales
      • Figure 22: Money and work as factors of stress, by gender, 2021
    • Lockdown worsens mental health
    • Parents faced a stressful time amid school closures
      • Figure 23: Work and children as factors of stress, by parental status, 2021
  9. Methods of Dealing with Stress

    • Inspire wellness with investment in outdoor green spaces
      • Figure 24: Methods of dealing with stress, 2021
    • Bring the outdoors in
      • Figure 25: NPD in products with forest bathing-inspired flavours and scents, 2020
    • Leverage music to offer escapism from daily stress
    • Home design can help achieve wellbeing at home
    • Help consumers manage unhealthy habits for long-term wellbeing
    • Bring wellbeing into gaming
    • BPC offers a feel-good factor
  10. Sources of Stress Advice

    • Majority of stressed adults seek advice
      • Figure 26: Sources of information for managing stress, 2021
    • Expertise and trust are essential when seeking advice
    • Younger adults seek wellbeing on the go through mobile apps
      • Figure 27: Online sources of information for managing stress, by age, 2021
  11. Attitudes towards Managing Stress and Wellbeing

    • Stigma remains a challenge to wellbeing discussion
      • Figure 28: Attitudes towards the stigma around managing stress and wellbeing, 2021
    • Tackle scepticism with education and expert collaborations
      • Figure 29: Attitudes towards wellbeing claims and products, 2021
    • Holistic wellbeing gains momentum
      • Figure 30: Attitudes towards managing stress and wellbeing, 2021
    • Social media is considered negative to wellbeing…
      • Figure 31: Attitudes towards the impact of technology in managing stress and wellbeing, 2021
    • Ease data privacy concerns to grow wellness tech use
  12. Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

    • Abbreviations
    • Consumer research methodology

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