Stress-related and psychological disorders in Great Britain 2014
Work-related stress depression and anxiety is defined as a harmful reaction people have to undue pressures and demands placed on them at work.
The latest estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) show:
- The total number of cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2013/14 was 487 000 (39%) out of a total of 1 241 000 cases for all work-related illnesses.
- The number of new cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2013/14 was 244 000.
- The rates of work-related stress, depression or anxiety, for both total and new cases, have remained broadly flat for more than a decade.
- The total number of working days lost due to stress, depression or anxiety was 11.3 million in 2013/14, an average of 23 days per case of stress, depression or anxiety.
- The industries that reported the highest rates of total cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety (three-year average) were human health and social work, education and public administration and defence.
- The occupations that reported the highest rates of total cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety (three-year average) were health professionals (in particular nurses), teaching and educational professionals, and health and social care associate professionals (in particular welfare and housing associate professionals).
The THOR-GP reporting network did not suggest any significant changes in the reported incidence of work-related mental ill health in the most recent three years (2011-2013) where a consistent method for reporting has been used.
General practitioners in the THOR-GP reporting scheme identify workloads, changes at work and interpersonal relationships as the main events leading to the work-related stress depression and anxiety health cases seen in their clinics.
Estimated prevalence (total cases) and incidence (new cases) rates of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in GB, for people working in the last 12 months.
Sourced from Health and Safety Executive