Workload stress is linked to increased risk of mental health disorders and to physical ill-health.
A mentally healthy workplace has policies and procedures in place to monitor workloads, to recognise and assist employees exposed to prolonged work pressures, to guard against excessive hours of work, and to manage work-related fatigue and psychological distress.
It will guard against a ‘pressure cooker’ work environment.
Anyone can fall victim to burn-out. And its effects reach beyond the workplace to put strain on relationships and ‘family health’. It’s also bad for productivity… so nobody wins.
Superfriend 2019 National Report – Indicators of a Thriving Workplace Survey showed that:
- 25% of people experience high levels of stress in their current job
- Of these, 1 in 5 say they will definitely leave their within the next 12 months
- Among males, 13 percent of depression can be attributed to prolonged or excessive work stress
© 2019 The LITTLE BLUE BOOK OF WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH – page 34-37