April is stress awareness month, and with recent figures released by the HSE showing that 526,000 workers were suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety (new or long-standing) in 2016/17, and 12.5 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17, it's a subject that we should take seriously.
A recent study by Freedom Finance with 2,000 UK adults found that the millennial workforce is more stressed than both Generation X and Baby Boomers.
According to the study, a massive 88% of millennials suffer from workplace stress, that’s 7 percentage points higher than Generation X (81%) and 18 higher than Baby Boomers (70%)
Stress Awareness Month takes place every April and has since it first launched in 1992. Throughout this period of time, teams of experts aim to increase public awareness about stress. This includes highlighting the causes of stress, the negative effects stress can have on the mind and body, and how to relieve stress.