28.11.2008

Promoting mental wellbeing at work: Final report

According to the most recently available Labour Force Survey for 2004-2005,
509,000 individuals in the UK believed they were suffering from stress,
depression or anxiety and these conditions were caused or made worse by their
current or past work. This resulted in an estimated 12.8 million working days
lost with an average of 30.9 days off over a 12 month period.

Those employed in the public sector had some of the highest rates of
self-reported stress, anxiety and depression. In particular those with heavy
workloads, tight deadlines, lack of support at work, in a threatening
environment are recognised as being at an increased risk of stress, depression
or anxiety.

This newly published review aims to determine which workplace interventions are
effective and cost-effective in improving mental wellbeing.


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AplusA-online.de - Source:
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work