Study: 37% of Britons struggling with stress at work

More than two-thirds of all adults in the UK are currently suffering from stress at work, new research has indicated.

 

 

According to a study conducted by Scottish Provident, some 37 per cent of adults across Britain describe themselves as "stressed" or "very stressed" at this moment in time, as the effects of the global economic downturn continue to impact on the wellbeing of people.

 

The survey established there are plenty of reasons behind this trend, including not being able to afford to put any of their wages away for the future.

 

Meanwhile, 25 per cent indicated that the prospect of losing their job is something that is contributing to their mental anxiety.

 

Susan Barclay, head of marketing at Scottish Provident, observed that these figures come as "no surprise" due to factors like the "soaring cost of living".

 

Recently, self-titled Stress Doctor Terri Bodell noted that employees can contribute to their own stress at work by making "silly mistakes".

 

Posted by Helen Jones
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29/06/2011 16:51