It’s National Stress Awareness Day, and we’re joining the campaign to raise awareness of stress in the workplace and remove the stigma. During this blog, we’ll explore the causes of workplace stress, generational and gender differences, and how you can reduce employee stress to create a happier and healthier workforce.

Stress… more than a personal matter

Work-related stress, anxiety, or depression accounted for 55% of all working days lost due to ill health in 2021 (HSE), and poor mental health is estimated to cost UK employers £56 billion per year (Deloitte).

Workplace stress is costing your business through increased absenteeism and loss of productivity, and in the stat above, we can offer 56 billion reasons to become stress-aware in your business.

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Every £1 spent on improving your employees’ mental wellbeing will yield a £5 return due to reduced absenteeism and presenteeism (Deloitte).

In this blog, we take a look at: workplace stress, the usual suspects, recognising the risks, protecting those most vulnerable, and positive steps to reducing stress.