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Stress…are we coping? Let’s talk

As we come towards the end of #StressAwarenessWeek, let’s reflect on a report that was published by the Health and Safety Executive earlier this week on work related stress, depression or anxiety.

The report highlighted that work-related stress, depression or anxiety continues to represent a significant ill health condition in the workforce of Great Britain. Work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounts for 44% of work-related ill health and 57% of working days lost, in 2017/18. The occupations and industries reporting the highest rates of work-related stress, depression or anxiety remain consistently in the health and public sectors of the economy.

The reasons cited as causes of work-related stress involve workload, lack of managerial support and organisational change as the primary causative factors.

Therefore what are the implications for healthcare managers? How can we better support each other? What are your top tips to try?