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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