Millions of workers believe the stress of their job has had a negative effect on their mental health. A poll of employees revealed six in 10 feel tired, anxious and worried due to huge workloads and never-ending hours. Unpleasant colleagues or clients, a tough commute, and the feeling of having to rush work through are also cited as common work-related stress-triggers. Seven in 10 struggle to ‘switch off’ at the end of the working day and find this affects their overall mood and happiness. But while 59 per cent of those suffering say their boss is ‘understanding’ and 63 per cent feel well supported by colleagues, friends and family, 61 per cent feel their workplace could do more to support those with mental health issues.
And while we’re on the topic, there is a mental health drop in clinic every Wednesday at the Bethany Church of the Nazarene, 24 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford, from 1 pm to 3 pm.
(Sources: SWNS, Bethany Church of the Nazarene, Meaford; Image: SWNS)