Is your profession causing work-related stress?

Is your profession causing work-related stress? A new report by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has concluded that work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounts for 40% of work-related ill health and 49% of working days lost, in 2016/17  That’s  an incredible 12.5 million days lost and that means lost productivity.

The occupations and industries reporting the highest rates of work-related stress, depression or anxiety remain consistently in the health and public sectors of the economy, particularly in human health and social work; public administration and defence and education. Small businesses had a statistically significantly lower rate of work-related stress, depression or anxiety whilst medium and large businesses had statistically significantly higher rates.

The main causes of work-related stress are workload (44%), lack of managerial support (14%), violence or threats or bullying (13%) and organisational change (8%).

The average person, taking time off due to work-related stress is 23 days with the main work factors causing work-related stress, depression or anxiety was: workload pressures, including tight deadlines and too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support.

Are you worried about the amount of time your team are taking off work due to stress, depression or anxiety? We can help.

We can work with you prior to a major change to ensure you consider the mental wellbeing of your staff, we can also work with your managers to give them the skills to work with people who are experiencing problems – without it causing them stress too.

We help people to develop resilience and have a place to talk to someone else can prevent these things coming to a head, and if it’s too late and someone is suffering we can offer individual/employee counselling support or group support to help them get back on track.

Our philosophy is making sure everyone we work with gets the right support – it’s why 92% of our clients said we have helped them – and 98% would recommend us to family or friends. We take time to get to know you and make sure the support we put in place is not only right, but happens quickly.

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