Work related stress depression or anxiety statistics in Great Britain, 2018

Mental health problems in the work place are a big issue, especially within the construction industry, and in particular for electricians. EIC figures show that in 2018 alone, more than 400 people in the electrical sector attempted to commit suicide.

For the first time, work-related stress anxiety or depression accounts for over half of all working days lost due to ill health in Great Britain.

In total, 15.4 million working days were lost in 2017/18 as a result of the condition, up from 12.5 million last year. This equates to 57.3 per cent of the 26.8 million work days lost to ill health according to figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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