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Jamie Hailstone is a freelance journalist and author, who has also contributed to numerous national business titles including Utility Week, the Municipal Journal, Environment Journal and consumer titles such as Classic Rock.
September 20, 2018

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Lucozade Ribena Suntory survey shows more than half of young people think work is damaging their wellbeing

Nearly two thirds of young people believe their current working conditions are damaging their health, according to a new wellbeing survey by Lucozade Ribena Suntory.

The survey for a new report by the drinks manufacturer reveals 61% of 18 to 24-year olds think their working conditions have a negative impact on their health and wellbeing, compared to just 34% of over 55s.

Wellbeing survey shows demographic differences

Of the respondents that think their current working conditions have a negative impact on their health and wellbeing, 41% of women think they are put under too much pressure, compared to just 29% of men.

The report also found workers who live in Scotland are the least likely to take time off work because of a health and wellbeing issue that has developed because of work.

According to the survey, only 18% take time off for that reason compared to a UK average of 28%.

And employees in the West Midlands are more than twice as likely (37%) to take time off because of a health and wellbeing issue than those in Scotland.

Wellbeing considered “very important”

It also found 40% of 18 to 24-year olds that health and wellbeing packages were “very important”, compared to 19% of those aged over 55.

And 35% of young people thought they were responsible for their own health and wellbeing at work, while almost two thirds (64%) of the over 55s believed they were responsible.

The report calls on medium and large-sized companies to reassess the health and wellbeing packages they have in place.

According to the report, 41% of employees in companies with 500 or more staff say they are under too much pressure.

View of HR Director at Lucozade Ribena  Suntory

“Our research shows that priorities are shifting, with employees aged between 18-24, in particular, wanting their employers to put more emphasis on their health and wellbeing,” said Lucozade Ribena Suntory HR Director, Tracy Clarke.

“At Lucozade Ribena Suntory, we are passionate about doing the right thing for all employees in the workplace, and want to continue playing our part in improving the nation’s health and wellbeing.

This is why we’re sharing our insight and some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned along the way. We’re encouraging other businesses to download our health and wellbeing report and create a programme that is truly inclusive, with all employees’ needs at its very heart,” added Ms Clarke.


What makes us susceptible to burnout?

In this episode  of the Safety & Health Podcast, ‘Burnout, stress and being human’, Heather Beach is joined by Stacy Thomson to discuss burnout, perfectionism and how to deal with burnout as an individual, as management and as an organisation.

We provide an insight on how to tackle burnout and why mental health is such a taboo subject, particularly in the workplace.


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Nigel Evelyn-Dupree
Nigel Evelyn-Dupree
5 years ago

Presenteeism is, in affect, “Self-harming” whatever the Biopsychosocial Stressor that causes the repetitive tress injury, too often or commonly dismissed as a minor “temporary” and harmless yet, continues to erode performance, threaten not just wellbeing and productivity NOW but, long-term occupational health foreshortening the employees working life-cycle.