Facts of Workplace Stress

  • Stress is more prevalent in public services industries, health and social care, public administration and defenceLabour Force Survey 2014-15
  • The overall cost of sickness absence is an estimated £554 per person per year CIPD Absence Management Survey 2015
  • Acute medical conditions, stress, musculoskeletal injuries, mental ill-health and back pain are most commonly responsible for long-term absenceCIPD Absence Management Survey 2015
  • Two fifths of organisations report an increase in stress-related absence over the past yearCIPD Absence Management Survey 2015
  • 27.3 million working days were lost due to work-related ill health and workplace injuryHSE Statistics 2014-15
  • The most common cause of stress at work is workload.  Other top causes include non-work relationships, management styles and relationships at workCIPD Absence Management Survey 2015