Women More Likely To Need Occupational Therapy Support, Report Finds
A new report looking at work-related stress has found that women are more likely to need occupational therapy support than men.
Source: Health and Safety Executive
The report, published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found workplace-related stress was far more common in women than men.
It recorded that of every 100,000 female workers between 2013 and 2016 there were 1,820 cases of stress recorded, compared to 1,190 per 100,000 male workers.
Women aged between 35 and 44 were most likely to suffer from stress-related illness, as - according to the report authors - this is the most likely time where they would be balancing looking after young children with caring for elderly relatives.
Respondents to the report identified a perceived lack of support as a major factor behind the amount of stress-related illnesses.
According the College of Occupational Therapists, these findings demonstrate the need for further occupational therapy support to help workers achieve a better work-life balance and personal well-being.
Work-related stress accounted for almost half of lost working days between 2015 and 2016, and was behind 37 percent of all work-related ill health in Britain last year.