Facts of Workplace Stress

  • 23.5 million working days were lost due to work-related ill health in 2018/19
    HSE Statistics 2019
  • Keyboard work and repetitive action are estimated to be amongst the main causes of work-related musculoskeletal disorders
    HSE Statistics 2019
  • Budgetary constraints are more than twice as likely to influence the decision to purchase well-being benefits than alignment with the organisation’s health and well-being strategy or managing health issues in the workplace
    CIPD Health and Well-Being at Work Survey 2019
  • There were ½ million work-related musculoskeletal disorder cases reported in 2018/19
    HSE Statistics 2019
  • There were 0.6 million work-related stress, depression or anxiety cases reported in 2018/19
    HSE Statistics 2019
  • Mental ill health, stress, musculoskeletal injuries and acute medical conditions continue to be the most common causes of absence
    CIPD Health and Well-Being at Work Survey 2019
  • Heavy workloads remain the most common cause of workplace stress
    CIPD Health and Well-Being at Work Survey 2019
  • 3/4 of organisations report positive outcomes from their health and well-being activities. Better morale and engagement, a healthier and more inclusive culture and lower sickness absence remain the most common benefits
    CIPD Health and Well-Being at Work Survey 2019