HSE NEWS: Calls for urgent action due to rise in anxiety & depression

Calls for urgent action due to rise in anxiety & depression

Calls for an urgent review of workplace practices have been made following alarming statistics that reveal moderate to extreme anxiety in the workplace has risen by a third since 2013.

The call by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) follows new research the rise to be most extreme in part-time workers, who have seen stress levels rise by 33.6% since 2013.

Anxiety and depression rates have increased less for full time workers – rising from 7% to 10% over the same period.

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