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MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING FOCUS THE LATEST STATISTICS The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a national survey run by the Office for National Statistics. Currently around 37,000 households are surveyed each quarter. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) commissions annual questions in The Labour Force Survey to gain a view of self-reported work- related illness and workplace injury based on individuals’ perceptions. The analysis and interpretation of the data are the sole responsibility of HSE. Announced by the Health & Safety Executive on 1 November, the latest statistics reveal that in 2016/17, 1.3 million workers were suffering from work related ill-health and there were 609,000 workplace injuries. 31.2 million working days were lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries, costing Britain £14.9 billion. For the first time, stress, depression or anxiety accounted for the most days lost due to work-related ill health (49%). The total number of cases of work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17 was 526,000 (1,610 per 100,000 workers). 236 thousand were new cases (720 per 100,000 workers), up 4.3% since 2015/16 (690 per 100,000 workers). In 2014/15, a total of 488,000 cases of work related stress, depression or anxiety were reported, thus signifying an increase of 7% since this period. Sitting at the highest rate for at least the past decade, work related stress, depression or anxiety now overshadows days lost due to musculoskeletal disorders (507,000 cases in 2016/17 or 1,550 cases per 100,000 workers). Over the three-year period (2014/15- #brFPfW&vR&WfV6R&FRf"v&&VFVB7G&W72FW&W76"熖WG7&72GW7G&W2v2#366W2W"v&W'27FF7F6ǒ6v&6W2B66FW&&ǒvW &FW2bv&&VFVB7G&W72v7BVFVB&vPv&6W2B6vf6FǒvW"&FW3( 6W72FSVVW2s66W0( VFVS#CVVW2C366W0( &vR#SVVW2ss66W0FRfW&vR&WfV6R&FRf"W2v2s66W2vFÃ66W2f"fVW2W"v&W'2TDU%5DDr5DtB6&RFff7VBf"VRFVW&WBVFVFBvV&Vr77VW2B6VfRW'6fVVƖrgVW&&RBVF&VrFR&RW6WB'F7V&ǒBv&VRF( BvBF6VV6&R V&fW76BFR7FvGF6VBFVFVFBW2BWfV&FW"F7BFRv&6R34RDU$DvWfW"FR7Fv766FVBvFVFVF6( @W7BƖ֗FVBFFRv&6R66&FrF&vvBVFVFWW'BBF&V7F"b76v66W'f6W0BVF6&S( ŖRVVBFF&WB7FvF&VRv3( FW&^( 26Vb7FvVvFfR766F2FBvR6''&VBvVvR&VƖWfRvRv&RVBBVvFfVǒbvPF666RFBv^( &RWW&V6rFff7VG( FVFW&^( 266WF7Fv&V2FB66WGvfW0FFfGV2WW&V6rVFVF66W&3vRvW@F2g&FRvVFVF27V&WBEbB"FRVF( FVFW&^( 27FGWF7Fvv667FVg&Ц&v6F( 2G&VFVBbFfGV2vFVFVF66W&2"2F6FVBFRvFR7FFR&fFW0W72gVFrFVFVF6W'f6W2F66VF6W'f6W3FW6R&VfW'2&R7FvF6r( ФB&vvW"7GW&RN( 2BFff7VBFVFW'7F@v6V&GFVƖrvFVFVF77VW2֖vB&Pg&BF6Rf'v&BB6VVVg&FV"&72tTU52$TTdE0VW'2BvW'2vVVBv&6PFFfW2F&FRVFVFBvVW72Bv7W'BVVW2vfRVFF6&FW'26VRv2BǒFRVFbFV"VVW2'WB6FV &GV7FfGBv&VRFBfVVvB&WBFV6VfW2gFVv&&RVff6VFǒFW&7BvVvF6VwVW2BPfV&R6G&'WFFFRv&6RVF@FfFVBv&W'2&R&RƖVǒF( vFBWG&֖^( ЦvfrvB7W7FW"6W'f6RFrfWvW"66F2@&fFr6֗FVBB7&VFfGऔ44U4FR'F6Rb7&V6rV62VF@vV&Vr2&VfV7FVB'W7FFVB2֖Ɩv&W'07VffW&rg&v&&VFVBW72Wr"r7FFr#br&R7V6f6ǒv&&VFVB7G&W72FW&W76 熖WG6W6VBCRbv&&VFVBVFBCR`v&rF27B#brB6FVW2F&W&W6V@6vf6BVF6FFFRv&f&6Rbw&V@'&FगB26V"FBVFVFƖW2BFRV'Bb6PbW"w&VFW7B666VvW2VW'2FV"7Ffb&v6F2BFfGV2W7BFR7FW2F&FP6FfRVFVFB7W'BF6RWW&V6pVFVFBvV&Vr66W&2F&VvVW726fW'6FB676vP6RFffW&V6R&frVFBvV&Vrf"W'6VfW2BV6FW"