Survey by mental health charity finds work pressure is main cause of stress
Work is the biggest cause of stress for people in the UK, accorrding to a survey by mental health charity Mind.
Out of 2,000 people questioned 34 per cent said job-related matters were either very or quite stressful, four per cent higher than financial problems which were second-placed in terms of causing stress.
It was found 18 per cent of people had developed anxiety due to stress in the workplace, and worryingly seven per cent had suicidal thoughts due to work problems.
57 per cent of respondents drank alcohol at home to help them cope with work pressures, and 14 per cent drank during the working day to get them through it.
Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, said businesses should not ignore mental health problems of their employees. He said: ‘Our research shows that employees are still experiencing high levels of stress at work, which is negatively impacting their physical and mental health.’