Stress in the workplace is estimated to cause British Industry as much as £26 Billion per annum. This is the from the direct effects of stress.
Stress can also lead to increased deaths directly through stress related illness and it is known that survival rates from other diseases such as cancer can be dramatically affected by stress levels.
Not only do employers have a duty of care to try to foster good mental health – it also makes very good economic sense to do so.
The health problems associated with prolonged stress are well documented. Depression, Anxiety and Burn out are all too common.