Managing stress in the workplace

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Managing stress in the workplace

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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

  • Education
  • 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

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