One in five have worked while mentally unwell - Canada Life

Equivalent to 6.2 million people

Adam Saville
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One in five have worked while mentally unwell - Canada Life

This figure rises to a quarter of respondents aged 18 to 39, research reveals

An estimated 6.2 million UK employees - one in five (19%) - have gone to work while suffering from a mental illness, a figure highest amongst those aged under 40, a study by Canada Life Group Insurance has found. According to the study, 24% of those aged 18 to 39 said they had come into work while mentally unwell, 20% of 40-to-59-year-olds admitted they had and only 6% of those over 60 believe they have done so. The survey of 1001 full and part-time employees also revealed that 21% said they...

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