Workplace stress, anxiety and unhappiness are all factors that could leave your employees feeling undervalued and unable to perform at their best.
We here at FeedMyHappy are on a mission to combat this, with a range of courses specifically designed to boost people’s wellbeing and happiness, and we think that they can help your workforce improve and develop too.
Here are a wide collection of sources that highlight the epidemic of workplace stress that exists in companies across the country and we hope they’ll encourage you to consider investing in your employees’ wellbeing further:
Organisations are starting to manage employee health rather than employee sickness, not as a standalone well-being strategy but as an integral part of an overall employee well-being programme. Such strategies seem to be giving real benefits to these organisations in reducing turnover and increasing the productivity and engagement of their employees.
It is estimated that in the UK about 300,000 working-age people leave the workplace due to ill health every year on average.
– Department of Work and Pensions, 2011.
According to the UK’s chief medical officer, the most common mental health problems of stress, depression and anxiety account for approximately 70 million working days lost every year in the UK, costing between £70 and £100 billion annually. (Chief Medical Officer, 2013)
- The total number of cases of work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2014/15 was 440,000 cases.
- The total number of working days lost due to this condition in 2014/15 was 9.9 million days. This equated to an average of 23 days lost per case.
- In 2014/15 stress accounted for 35% of all work related ill health cases and 43% of all working days lost due to ill health.
- Stress is more prevalent in public service industries, such as education; health and social care; and public administration and defence.
It doesn’t have to be like this – your employees can be healthy, healthy and productive with some support from you.
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