London Councils Hit Staggering Staff Stress Levels Amid Job Cuts

Kate Nowlan, CEO of CiC recently explained to how rising levels of stress could be exacerbated by feelings of job insecurity

“We’ re seeing a marked increase in the number of calls to our employee assistance help lines, particularly in the last six months. For employees who m.ay have already been referred for counselling through our support services, we’ re seeking a jump in requests for additional sessions to support them through prolonged uncertainty and stress relating to their job security and threats of further cuts.

The climate of austerity that many of us are having to work through reinforces feelings of insecurity among workers; unsurprisingly it’ s natural to be concerned about whether your job will exist in the coming months. And combined with huge reorganisation programmes taking place across the public sector, employees also need to deal with massive change.