Depression is the most predominant mental health illness followed by anxiety with 1 in 4 people suffering from a mental illness at some point of their lives and 615 million people suffering from depression and/or anxiety. (World Health Organisation, 2016) In the UK 70 million workdays are lost every year due to mental illness which includes depression and anxiety. (Mental Health Foundation) A person suffering from depression may experience depressed mood, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, sleeping problems, loss of interest or pleasure, low energy, disturbed appetite, and poor focus and concentration. While medications can be effective in helping you feel better, there are other thi

Does Job Stress Contribute to Mental Illness?

But of course Yes! Over time, continued stress on our bodies will affect our mental health and scientific studies have repeatedly shown that stress does in fact contribute to mental illness. Job related stress can affect you emotionally and mentally. We have listed below some risk factors that contribute to stress, and over time to poor mental health: - Demands relating to tasks and roles - Work that isn't challenging or engaging - Degree of involvement in decision making - Employee recognition - Decision-making autonomy - Work relationships - Environment and physical working conditions - Work schedules -Low salaries - Few opportunities for growth - Organi

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