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Third of employers offer stress help

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10 August 2011

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Stress management services are being offered by nearly one third of the country’s employers to their workforces, new research suggests.

According to the Health and Wellbeing at Work: A Survey of Employees study published by the UK government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), stress management and support are being made available by 32% of companies and organisations.

Bigger organisations and public sector bodies are more likely to offer these kinds of employee services, the figures showed.

Occupation health services are also accessible to 38% of the survey’s respondents at present.

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These services were again more likely to be offered by employers in the public sector and by bigger firms.

Of those workers queried as part of the DWP study, 48% revealed that some sick leave had been taken by them over the past year.

On average, 4.5 days off were taken because of sickness by these respondents.

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