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    It’s World Mental Health Day on October 10th

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    Stress and mental ill-health are among the biggest causes of both short and long-term absence1.

    Stress and mental

    The CIPD’s Health and Wellbeing at Work report found that almost 40% of businesses said that stress-related absence had increased in the last year, while more than a fifth (22%) revealed that mental ill-health was now the main cause of long-term absence2.

    We’ve put together this infographic highlighting the state of stress and mental ill-health in organisations today. For more information on tackling mental ill-health at work, see our Mental Health Pathway and visit our mental health hub. For ways to combat stress, see our free guide here.

    The CIPD’s


    1,2 CIPD. (2018). Health and Well-being at Work