– One third of people struggle to cope at work due to depression or stress
– Some 83% of those affected feel isolated or lonely as result, says survey
– But 71% of people said discussing their condition with colleague helped
– Online research published today as part of Depression Awareness Week
A third of people struggle to cope at work because of depression, stress or burn out, according to a survey published today.
Some 83 per cent of those affected experience isolation or loneliness as a result, the study found.
Only half of those feeling lonely or isolated had confided in a colleague, yet 71 per cent found that discussing their condition with a colleague helped them feel better.
The online research, involving 1,200 people, was published by the charity Depression Alliance as part of Depression Awareness Week.
It also highlights the need for employers to take action to recognise the condition better and to support affected staff.
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