Mental ill-health among workers has risen for the sixth year running. More than 40 per cent of 578 employers surveyed in the UK by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) report rising mental health issues. The main causes include heavy workloads, management style and difficult work relations, according to the CIPD’s Absence Management survey. CIPD head of public policy, Ben Willmott, said: “After over half a decade at these levels, we can’t afford to let this issue continue to grow any longer. As a nation we’re getting better...

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