Over half of Irish workers are experiencing an increase in anxiety since working from home
"Working from home and working from home during the Coronavirus are two separate things."
The Covid-19 crisis and current government restrictions has meant that many of us have found ourselves working everyday from our kitchen table.
New research from LinkedIn found that 56% of Irish workers said they felt more anxious or stressed about work than before lockdown was introduced. 61% of male respondents revealed they were feeling the increase in anxiety, compared to 54% of female respondents.
The research also revealed that one of the main causes of anxiety came from concern surrounding the future of their job: 41% expressed concern that their employer may no longer operate or make staff redundant.
Lisa Finnegan, Senior HR Director at LinkedIn, says: “Covid-19 has impacted how we all work, not least those heroes on the frontline. Whilst it is a very different set of challenges, for those of us who are fortunate enough to work from home, we are seeing the impact this is having on our mental health."
JOE spoke to clinical psychologist, Dr.Eddie Murphy, about the reason behind this increase in anxiety and how we can mange our anxiety in a crisis:
? "When you focus on what you can control then you start managing down your anxiety" ?
A recent study by LinkedIn showed that 56% of workers feel more stress & anxiety about work than before lockdown was introduced.@dreddiemurphy talks managing your anxiety in a crisis: pic.twitter.com/sXurkVKGYR
— JOE.ie (@JOEdotie) May 20, 2020
If you are struggling with your mental health, or if you're worried about a loved one, here are a number of resources you can use.