Many employees ignoring stress at work?

The majority of people across the UK attended their place of employment despite feeling unwell at some stage over the last 12 months, new research has shown.



An upturn in instances of stress at work has occurred in Britain in recent times - primarily due to the effects of the global economic downturn, such as job cuts and pay freeze


However, according to figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions, many still feel the need to fulfil their duties despite being ill.


This study was conducted in order to unveil the attitudes of those in jobs towards the relationship between their work and health and found that 79 per cent of employees prioritised their role over personal wellbeing.


One way in which those struggling with stress at work can combat the issue is through physical exercise, hypnotherapist Ann Finnemore noted recently, as this releases endorphins and alleviates anxiety.


Posted by Francesca Witney

02/08/2011 16:51