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Stress-related and psychological disorders in Great Britain 2014

Work-related stress depression and anxiety is defined as a harmful reaction people have to undue pressures and demands place on them at work.

The latest estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) show:

The THOR-GP reporting network did not suggest any significant changes in the reported incidence of work-related mental ill health in the most recent three years (2011-2013) where a consistent method for reporting has been used.

General practitioners in the THOR-GP reporting scheme identify workloads, changes at work and interpersonal relationships as the main events leading to the work-related stress depression and anxiety health cases seen in their clinics.

Estimated prevalence (total cases) and incidence (new cases) rates of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in GB, for people working in the last 12 months

Figure 1: Rates for total cases and new cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in GB

Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS)

Note: No ill health data was collected in 2002/03 or 2012/13.

Updated 2014-10-20