2020 has undoubtedly been an extremely stressful year for all HR practitioners. According to the latest data released in the Government’s Labour Force Survey, over 828,000 UK workers are currently suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety. That equates to a massive 17.9million working days lost due to stress this year alone.
What’s more, these numbers represent a steep increase in cases of stress and depression; the largest increase since the report was first undertaken in 2001. And whilst poor health due to the coronavirus crisis has contributed to overall absence, stress, depression or anxiety actually accounted for 51% of all work-related ill-health cases and 55% of all working days lost due to work-related ill health.
Upgrade to access
This content is only available to members of myGrapevine+.
myGrapevine+ is the latest way we are supporting a growing community of forward-thinking business leaders. Members can access a host of specially developed content and tools that aren't available anywhere else, helping you set new standards in business and people leadership every day.
- Access to exclusive member-only content including:
- The 'Leaders Series', a set of video interviews with leading business and HR voices
- Strategic deep dives and expert tips for professional development and innovative practise
- Access to the entire archive of news, features and insights from HR Grapevine and our other sites.
- Unlimited access to the full back catalogue of our award-winning Magazine and other publications.