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The variety of sick days taken by BBC employees attributable to stress has nearly quadrupled over the previous decade.

Figures from the Corporation reveal an enormous rise in individuals saying they have been unable to work because of the strain of their jobs.

Workers on the BBC have been absent final 12 months for 15,751 days – equating to a median of 40 individuals lacking due to stress, anxiousness or despair on daily basis. This compares to only 4,135 days being misplaced to emphasize in 2013.

The broadcaster mentioned there have been six members of employees on its payroll who didn’t do a single day’s work final 12 months due to the consequences of stress, despair or anxiousness.

There have been 180 employees who suffered so badly they didn’t report for work for a month.

In all, 462 staff logged a complete of 869 stretches of absence from work due to stress.

These figures evaluate to only 154 individuals and 225 events of stress absence 10 years in the past. BBC chiefs have revealed that it spends greater than £100,000 a 12 months to offer its employees with free impartial counsellors on name 24 hours a day.

Various subjects that Corporation employees can converse to them about embrace bullying, harassment, office strain, work-life stability and stress, in addition to immigration, training and relationship points.