Work-related stress, depression or anxiety is defined as a harmful reaction people have to undue pressures and demands placed on them at work.
According to a 2016 report by the UK’s Health and Safety Executive:
“In 2015/16 stress accounted for 37% of all work related ill health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health”
estimated that 25.9 million working days were lost due to self-reported work-related illness. Stress, depression or anxiety and musculoskeletal disorders accounted for most days lost, due to work-related ill health – 11.7 and 8.8 million days respectively.
By ensuring staff are happy, healthy and fit for work, small to medium-sized employers can save themselves thousands of pounds – large employers, millions.
By supporting staff to proactively manage their own mental and physical health and lifestyle choices it increases their ability to fulfil their creative potential and confidence to solve problems.