Chatting with a highly stressed work colleague recently, she revealed she’d recently spent thousands on treating the symptoms of stress – from heart palpitations to problems with her digestive system.
I was shocked – how have things become so bad young people are suffering from heart problems at work? I thought it would be a good topic to discuss as we break for Easter because I figure I’m not the only one desperate for a few days off.
According to research released by Work Safe Australia last year, based on workers compensation claims alone workplace mental stress costs Australia $10 billion a year.
– Alexandra Cain