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Work and money stress hits graduates

Published: Tuesday, 09 October 2007   Category: Life after graduation

The stress of everyday life leaves two thirds of British people feeling at the end of their tether and unable to cope, new research has revealed.

And over half of people surveyed recently by the Relaxation for Living Institute said that work pressures were the biggest strain on them, while nearly two thirds identified money worries as their biggest concern.

With ever-increasing numbers of graduates entering the job market and graduate debt rising, workplace stress and financial uncertainty are increasingly relevant to those leaving university.

Richard Hilliard, director of the Relaxation for Living Institute, said: "Stress can manifest itself in so many different ways, and the physical symptoms usually depend on how a person deals with it."

The survey also discovered over 25 per cent of those who admitted to being stressed turn to alcohol in times of need.

Work-related stress is currently one of the major causes of ill health among workers in the UK, with government figures revealing over 400,000 UK workers in 2005/06 believed they were experiencing stress from work at a level that was making them ill. ADNFCR-1068-ID-18310044-ADNFCR

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