Stress and mental health at work
This factsheet was last updated in October 2013
What is work-related stress?
It is well recognised that stress at work is a massive problem. Any stress can reduce employee well-being and it is well recognised that excessive or sustained work pressure can lead to stress. Occupational stress poses a risk to most businesses and compensation payments for stress are increasing. It is important to meet the challenge by dealing with excessive and long-term causes of stress.
The economic climate has put UK organisations and their employees under strain. Our annual absence management surveys show that stress is the most important reason behind long term sickness absence from work while our report Employee Outlook: Focus on employee well-being examines the extent to which employees are feeling stressed and what organisations provide for employees in terms of support.
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