Work is the number one cause of stress in the UK

Work is the number one cause of stress in people's lives and can have a significant impact on their wellbeing.

A survey conducted by Mind, a UK mental health charity, of 2,000+ individuals shows that 34% of people consider their jobs very stressful, more so than health issues (17%) or money problems (30%).

The study shows that workplace stress has caused 7% (increasing to 10% amongst 18 - 24 year olds) of those surveyed to have thoughts of suicide and 1 in 5 people (18%) to develop anxiety.

Stress can also drive people to drink and/or drugs as coping mechanism. According to the research, almost 3 in 5 people (57%) drink after work and 1 in 7 drinks during work to help them deal with stress and pressure.

The study goes on to reveal more detail around stress and mental health in the workplace, workers taking sick days, and economical ways in which employers can improve employee's mental health at work.

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