5th January 2022

Mental ill-health made up half of work-related illness in last year, research reveals

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Rising workloads among reasons for increase in reports of stress, anxiety and depression among UK employees.

Stress, anxiety and depression were the cause of half of all work-related illness in the last year, according to new research.

More than 800,000 people experienced work-related stress, anxiety or depression in 2020-21, a new report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed, with 451,000 of those being newly reported this year.

Women aged 25 to 34 were most likely to report work-related stress, anxiety or depression, while rates were higher than average among those working in the public admin and defence, health and social care and education sectors, according to self-reported data from the Labour Force Survey cited by the report.

Read the full article here https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/news/articles/mental-ill-health-made-up-half-work-related-illness-last-year-research-reveals