The high-stress careers of Brits cause them to work for over 50 hours every week. This in turn leads to a rhetoric increase in the level of depression and anxiety amongst the working millennials. April is considered as Stress Awareness Month where both medical professionals and experts come together to discuss the effect of stress on our mind and body.
Studies Of Eos Scientific
A nationally representative research has been commissioned by Eos Scientific covering a sample population of 2000 UK adults and researching in detail about the effect of work-life balance on our health. With competition increasing in the work sphere, employee-friendly companies are realising the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance for the betterment of people. Some of them have even shortened work schedules to four-days a week so that the employees can get adequate rest and resume the work with renewed zeal.
Case studies as well as research conducted by Eos Scientific has revealed that 21% of the employed British population which sums up to 6,578,126 people work for more than 50 hours every week. According to ONS estimates, an average work week comprises of under 40 hours and the Britain law has established an upper ceiling of 48 hours for weekly work. However, research findings suggest that 35% of Britain’s population who are residing in London exceed the legal parameters of work time.
Effect On Mental Health
30% of British population comprising of 9594184 employed people have blamed their strenuous work hours in adversely affecting their physical as well as mental health. This statistic increases up to 2/5th for people falling under the age group of 18-34 leading to a phenomenon which has gained popularity under the name of millennial burnout.
36% Brits accounting for more than 11 million of their working population have suffered from depression and anxiety during their work tenure. This rises up to a little less than 50% for people falling under the 18-34 age category. Young employees stand most vulnerable to having a poor work-life balance during the very onset of their careers when they are extremely eager to please their bosses and thus stretch beyond the normal limits.
15,262,293 or about one third of the British population have readily accepted the deterioration in their mental health in comparison to what it was like five years back. This is also rampant amongst employees falling under the 18-34 age category.
Role Of CBD Oil
CBD Oil has come to the rescue of these anxiety laden Brits with 38% of its population using the same for alleviating mental health issues coupled with its calming attributes.
Simon Manthorpe, the CEO of Eos Scientific has spoken out on this growing issue by stating that, “Our research is identifying a worrying trend in the UK’s workforce – one that sees millions of people experience unhealthy levels of stress and anxiety as a result of increased working hours, less time for recreational activities and a financial squeeze on everyone, including those in full-time employment.CBD works by affecting the endocannabinoid system and, while further research is still ongoing into the long-term benefits of using CBD to treat anxiety, initial studies suggest that CBD oil has anti-anxiety, stress-reducing and antidepressant effects. The number of UK users of CBD oil has almost doubled in the last year, with many claiming the cannabis-based products are a more natural and easily accessible way to manage their mental health.While prescribed medicine will always be the recommendation of medical professionals, we are seeing increasing numbers of people turning to more alternative remedies, not just for their mental health but for any number of ailments.”