Whether we like it or not, stress is a part of our working lives. But for an increasing number of people, too much stress is becoming common in the workplace.
According to research commissioned by the mental health charity Mind, work is the most stressful thing in our lives today – even more than debt or health problems. The same report suggests one in five people develop anxiety as a result of workplace stress, with many using alcohol, cigarettes and other drugs to help them cope.
The following help sheet will allow you to check if your work-life balance is unhealthy, and provides a wide range of advice on how you can make changes to help improve the balance.