New study finds half of workers across the East Midlands have considered quitting their job due to stress

The research has been undertaken to mark 'Stress Awareness Week', which is taking place until Friday this week.

Nearly half of employees across the East Midlands have thought about quitting their job due to workload pressures.

That's according to a new study undertaken as part of 'Stress Awareness Week'.

Paul Devoy's one of the key figures behind the research, who discovered 45% of workers in our patch have contemplated giving up their job because of stress.

With poor mental health costing the UK economy nearly 100 billion pounds per year, he feels appointing a respected leadership figure is crucial for firms;

"If you don't have good leadership and management, you then don't tend to have an organisation that engages and develops its workforce in a way that creates a productive company.

"There's huge economic benefits from us tackling these issues."

He also reckons it's imperative to communicate with your line manager, if you're struggling with stress;

"Speak to them about what they can do to help you bring the best version of yourself to work every day.

"It's part of their job after all."


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