Monday, 12 December 2016

What your employer needs to know about stress

How big a problem is work related stress? Perhaps bigger than you think.
This is our handy info-graphic guide to the latest figures on why employers should take action.

In 2014-15 there were:
  • 440,000 cases of work related stress, anxiety and depression
  • 9.9 million working days lost to stress and anxiety
  • 35% of all work related ill heath cases were linked to stress
  • 43% of all working days lost to ill health were accounted for by stress
  • Public admin and defence had the highest prevalence of stress
  • Large companies had the highest levels of stress absence
  • 78% of employers rank stress as a tope work-related risk BUT
  • only 15% of them deal with it in their employee Health and Productivity programmes
  • Workload is cited as the most common cause of work-place stress
The CIPD says that 'companies that take action to reduce stress in the workplace are likely to generate enhanced value...'
Let us know if we can help you.

Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development Annual Absence Management Survey (2014)

Author: is a professional stress management coach, specialising in working with individuals and smaller employers to minimise stress and maximise feeling in control.Debbie is has also written about helping people with IBS in the Hypnotherapy Handbook which is available from
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