Workplace Wellbeing 2021


Workplace Wellbeing is a priority as work-related stress, depression or anxiety (a harmful reaction people have to undue pressures and demands placed on them at work) is on the rise.

The  Labour Force Survey (LFS) indicates that the total number of cases of work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2019/20 was 828,000, a prevalence rate of 2,440 per 100,000 workers. This was statistically significantly higher than the previous period.

The rate of work-related stress depression and anxiety has increased in recent years. The total number of working days lost due to this condition in 2019/20 was 17.9 million days. This equated to an average of 21.6 days lost per case.

In 2019/20 stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 51% of all work-related ill health cases and 55% of all working days lost due to work-related ill health.

Stress, depression or anxiety is more prevalent in public service industries, such as education, health and social care; and public administration and defence. By occupation, professional occupations that are common across public service industries (such as healthcare workers; teaching professionals and public service professionals) show higher levels of stress as compared to all jobs.

The main work factors cited by respondents as causing work-related stress, depression or anxiety were workload pressures, including tight deadlines and too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support (2009/10-2011/12).

Disruption to the economy towards the end of 2019/20 due to the emergence of COVID-19 as a national health issue and has  impacted on workplace injury and work-related ill health .

Work Related Stress, Anxiety or Depression Statistics 2020 – HSE


Workplace Wellbeing Dates for 2021

  1. 1st January – 31st January | Dry January
  2. 18th January | Blue Monday
  3. 4th February | Time To Talk Day
  4. 8th March | International Women’s Day
  5. 19th March | World Sleep Day
  6. 15th – 21st March | Nutrition and Hydration Week
  7. 20th March | International Day of Happiness
  8. 1st – 30th April | Stress Awareness Month
  9. 7th April | World Health Day
  10. 26th April | On Your Feet Britain
  11. 1st – 31st May | National Walking Month
  12. 9th – 15th May | Women’s Health Week
  13. 10th – 16th May | Mental Health Awareness Week
  14. 17th – 23rd May | Learning at Work Week
  15. 14th – 20th June | Men’s Health Week
  16. 21st – 30th June | World Wellbeing Week
  17. 23rd September | National Fitness Day
  18. 28th September – 4th October | BNF Healthy Eating Week
  19. 10th October | World Mental Health Day
  20. 12th – 16 October | National Work-Life Week
  21. 2nd – 6th November | International Stress Awareness Week
  22. 13th November | World Kindness Day
  23. 19th November | International Men’s Day

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