Approximately half a million HGV drivers experienced work-related anxiety, stress, or depression between 2015 and 2016, according to HSE. Over the years, the statistics have continued to rise. Today, approximately 30 per cent of all self-reported work-related illnesses in the transport and logistics industries are due to anxiety, depression and stress. Researchers actually believe this number may be quite a bit higher. There continues to be a stigma concerning mental health. Approximately 95 per cent of workers who call into work for stress gives a different reason. Additionally, 22 per cent of workers have been diagnosed with stress or another mental health issue, yet less than half of them have informed their employer. If you’re working towards your C1 licence, there are steps you can take to look after your mental health.
What is the Importance of Mental Health?
For years, mental health was considered a taboo subject. If … Read more