Half of workforce at risk of burnout: AXA UK

One in two feel overwhelmed

Jaskeet Briah
clock • 2 min read

Half of the UK workforce is at risk of burning out as 21% of adults are in emotional distress and 26% have an “absence of positive wellbeing”, research by AXA UK found.

The AXA Mind Health Study surveyed 30,000 people aged 18 to 74 from 16 European, Asian and American countries and found the UK shared the top spot for the proportion of people struggling, alongside the US. Overall, 23.3 million working days have been lost in the UK due to stress, burnout and general poor mental health. Almost one in two people (46%) in the UK are feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about the future, particularly with the cost-of-living crisis having a negative impact. Public sector workers were found to be more likely to experience work-related stress, while health and ...

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