Work related Stress, Anxiety and Depression Statistics in Great Britain 2016

Developing Mental Resilience

This is an enlightening report from the HSE looking at stress in the workplace. Work-related stress, depression or anxiety is defined as a harmful reaction people have to undue pressures and demands placed on them at work. The full report concludes that work related stress depression and anxiety continue to represent a significant ill health condition in the workforce of Great Britain. Work related stress accounts for 37% of work related ill health and 45% of days lost, in 2015/16. The occupations and industries reporting the highest rates of work related stress remain consistently in the health and public sectors of the economy. The reasons cited as causes of work related stress are also consistent over time with workload, lack of managerial support and organisational change as the primary causative factors. The good news is that there are simple ways to fix these issues, such as focussing on the wellbeing of your staff in the first instance and the real upside is an increase in productivity and performance.

Follow this link to HSE Stress report (pdf opens in a new tab)

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