Economy concerns 'increase stress-related absences'
5 October 2011 Last updated at 10:33 BST
A study has concluded that stress has become the number one cause of long-term workplace absence.
With concerns over the economy mounting, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development also found a link between job security and mental health problems.
In the public sector, 50% of firms claim stress-related absences had increased in the past year.
John Moylan reports.