Stress and well-being in the United Kingdom (UK)

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Statista Dossier on stress and well-being in the United Kingdom (UK)

This dossier present a range of statistics and facts about stress and well-being in the United Kingdom (UK). Stress, which affects a person on a long-term basis, can lead to a range of serious health conditions. Included within this dossier are the causes of work-related stress, alongside the actions that employers take to tackle workplace stress, hospital activity related to stress conditions, and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and recent lockdown on mental well-being.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Most stressed countries worldwide in 2018

    • Great Britain: opinion on the most worrying topics 2019

    • Common types of stress in the United Kingdom in 2020

    • Share of respondents who feel stressed in the United Kingdom 2019 by generation

    • Work-related stress in the United Kingdom in 2020, by region/country

    • Work-related stress, depression or anxiety among workers in GB 2008-2019

    • Very and extremely stressful work in Scotland 2009-2017, by gender

  • 2. Work absences
    • Causes of short-term absences from work in the United Kingdom in 2019

    • Causes of long-term absences from work in the United Kingdom in 2019

    • Days of absence per employee in the UK 2010-2019

    • Days of absence per employee in the UK 2019, by company size

    • Yearly change in stress-related absences from work in the UK 2018-2019

  • 3. Causes of work-related stress
    • Causes of work-related stress in the United Kingdom in 2020, by gender

    • Most common causes of stress at work in the United Kingdom in 2019

    • Work departments most likely to experience stress in the United Kingdom in 2020

    • Issues that caused mental health issues in work in the United Kingdom in 2019

    • Experiences of health issues not caused in the United Kingdom in 2019, by age

  • 4. Employer's actions
    • Common measures to help workplace stress in the United Kingdom in 2020

    • Aspects of health and well-being being promoted by organizations in the UK in 2019

    • Actions taken by employers to manage mental health in the UK in 2019

    • Effectiveness of employers in promoting positive mental health in the UK in 2019

    • Positive effects of technology on employee's well-being in the UK in 2019

    • Negative effects of technology on employee's well-being in the UK in 2019

  • 5. Hospital activity due to stress
    • Stress-related hospital attendances in the United Kingdom in 2019

    • Stress-related healthcare costs in the United Kingdom in 2019

    • Hospital admissions for physical symptoms of stress-related illness in the UK 2019

    • GP appointments for physical symptoms of stress-related illness in the UK 2019

  • 6. Stress among healthcare workers
    • Frequency of high stress levels of GPs in England 2018

    • Impact of mental ill health on the work of doctors in the UK in 2019

    • Frequency of GPs working longer than their contracted hours in England as of 2018

    • Doctors working beyond their contracted hours in the UK, as of 2018

    • Trainee doctors feeling burnt out in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

    • Mental ill health affecting the work of doctors in the UK in 2019, by branch

    • Mental ill health affecting the work of doctors in the UK in 2019, by age

    • Mental ill health affecting the work of doctors in the UK in 2019, by hours worked

  • 7. COVID impact
    • Reasons for heightened anxiety during the coronavirus lockdown in the UK 2020

    • Anxiety levels of individuals during the lockdown in the UK in May 2020

    • Impact of the lockdown on personal day-to-day emotions in the UK as of May 2020

    • Impact of the lockdown on people's well-being in Great Britain as of May 2020

    • Effect of coronavirus crisis on young people's mental health in the UK in 2020

    • Young people's coping mechanisms during coronavirus crisis in the UK in 2020

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