As mentioned last week by Counselling Directory, mental health charity Mind has compiled a study on workplace stress and have found that 10 per cent of Britain’s workers have visited their doctors due to work stress and 7 per cent have started taking antidepressants as a result of workplace worries.
The most recent findings from NHS figures show that last year has seen the biggest rise in antidepressant prescriptions on record, rising from 35.9 million in 2008 to 39.1 million in 2009.
Experts believe the huge increase could be a result of much longer working hours, competition with colleagues over promotions and low morale as many companies try to cut their costs.
The nature of workplace stress often means that people end up taking work home with them resulting in pressure spilling over into personal life and eventually having a detrimental effect on a persons entire lifestyle and wellbeing.
If you are feeling an increase in responsibility and pressure at work then you may find it useful to talk to an outside party. A counsellor is a fantastic way to help you understand why you are feeling the way you do and they will help you to regain control and perspective. You can contact a qualified professional in your local area using the homepage of this site.
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