How HR can support employees under pressure

Eugene Farrell outlines the challenges posed by anxiety in the workplace

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition globally but unfortunately it is often misunderstood. People tend to define anxiety as being worried or stressed and most of us will have experienced it in one way or another, such as before a job interview.  

But the reality, for those with anxiety disorder, it is much more severe than this and interferes with daily life. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and anxiety is debilitating for millions of people. 

Anxiety in the workplace is not unusual. In fact, it is becoming increasingly common, be that general anxiety or the more serious anxiety disorder. The demands of work, longer hours, and tight deadlines can cause anxiety to surface in employees who have not been affected before. 

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