Last year, the Labour Force Survey released eye-opening statistics on depression levels in the UK.
Around 11.7 million days in 2015-2016 were lost to work-related stress
The results, unfortunately, weren’t good. To make a long, unhappy, story short, around 11.7 million days in 2015-2016 were lost to work-related stress, depression and anxiety, with stress accounting for 37% of ill health cases and 45% of the days taken off work.
The workplace is one of the main causes for poor mental health, causing issues for around 60% of employees.
Combine these stats with the fact that around half of these UK employees don’t use up all their annual leave, and it’s clear we really aren’t helping ourselves. It is time you took a break?
We’ll take that as a yes. But before you start worrying about expensive air fares and what the weather is doing in the Canary Islands, remember, having a respite from work needn’t mean