An unemployed graduate is plagued by eczema. A bereaved woman suffers a heart attack. A divorced man develops high blood pressure. Are these circumstances linked… or mere coincidences? Stress is an ever-present influence on our health and well-being and being aware of the impacts of stress is important. The UK Health and Safety Executive reported in 2017 that there were approximately 12.5 million working days lost in 2016-2017 due to work-related stress, depression and anxiety,1 costing the economy approximately £57 billion annually.2 Although not all stress is directly linked to workplace factors, given the amount of our working lives we spend in the workplace it is a major contributing factor to the level of stress we might experience.
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