man at desk looking stressed Employees who are stressed, anxious or feeling depressed won’t be performing as well when they are at work (presenteeism) and are more likely to take days of sick. (Photo: Shutterstock)

According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), 15.4 million work days were lost in 2017/18 due to work-related stress, anxiety and depression. This accounted for 44 percent of all work-related ill health.

The Centre for Mental Health, a leading charity providing life changing research, economic analysis and policy influence in mental health, recently reported that mental health problems at work cost the UK economy £34.9 billion ($43.69 billion) last year.

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