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StressResearch shows stress to top the table as the cause of long term absence at work.  But stress also affects individuals in many different ways.  Below are some of the common symptoms:

  • Sleep problems (can't sleep or wake up often or early) 
  • Irritable or short-tempered
  • Unable to relax or have fun
  • Digestion troubles
  • Constantly worrying or thinking about things
  • Turning down opportunities that feel exhausting
  • Unable to think straight
  • Anger, anxiety or both

The good news is that we now understand a lot more about stress and well-being.  Learning some techniques can really help to get you back in control of your life and look after yourself better.

At the Craigie Partnership, we understand that it's important to be realistic.  If you work long hours, have family duties or have many reasons for your stress, then it's not likely to be helpful for someone to tell you to just relax more or have time off.  Solutions need to work for you and make sense to you.  We adopt a holistic approach that works for each individual.

One of the biggest impacts of Stress can be on the workplace.
  • The total number of cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2014/15 was 440,000 cases, a prevalence rate of 1380 per 100,000 workers.
  • The total number of working days lost due to this condition in 2014/15 was 9.9 million days. This equated to an average of 23 days lost per case.
  • In 2014/15 stress accounted for 35% of all work-related ill health cases and 43% of all working days lost due to ill health.
  • Stress is more prevalent in public service industries, such as education; health and social care; and public administration and defence.
  • The main work factors causing work-related stress, depression or anxiety (LFS, 2009/10-2011/12) were workload pressures, including tight deadlines and too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support. 

If you would like help with stress, whether as an individual or an organisation, call us to arrange an appointment on 0131 215 1066 or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We also have a free article on stress, which you can download here.

If you're an employer and are looking to help support your team, have a look at our Business Support Services.

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