Work related stress, anxiety and depression statistics in UK
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 latest estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) show:
- The total number of cases of work related stress, depression or anxiety was 440,000 cases.
- The number of new cases was 234,000.
- The total number of working days lost due to this condition was 9.9 million days.
- Stress accounted for 35% of all work related ill health cases and 43% of all working days lost due to ill health.
- By occupation, jobs that are common across public service industries (such as health; teaching; business, media and public service professionals) show higher levels of stress as compared to all jobs.
- The main work factors cited by respondents as causing work related stress, depression or anxiety were workload pressures, including tight deadlines and too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support.
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