Managing stress in the workplace
Statistics of work-related stress
In 2020/2021 a survey found that 822,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety (both new and long-standing cases).
The latest estimates from labour force survey indicated a prevalence rate of 2,480 per 100,000 workers are experiencing work-related stress and depression or anxiety at work in 2020/21.
By top level industry, stress, depression or anxiety is most prevalent in
- Human health and social work activities
What is work-related stress?
The HSE defines work-related stress as ‘The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work’
Employers have a legal duty to manage the risks to employees’ health and safety, including the risks arising from stress.
Find out more about duty of care in the below video