Work-based pressure has increased due to the recession, with more workers reporting a rise in stress and mental health issues.
A survey by mental health charity Mind, has found that 10 per cent of British workers have visited their Doctor asking for help with anxiety-related issues, with 7 per cent being prescribed drugs to help them cope.
The employers forum on disability estimates that around 40 million prescriptions for antidepressants were written out in 2009 - an increase on the figures from previous years.
A report on BBC Breakfast News highlighted the need for more holistic approaches to recession-related job pressures, including taking time for a walk or break away from the office, seeking the help of a qualified hypnotherapist from the hypnotherapy directory, taking regular holiday and attending counselling sessions of the stress becomes a burden to everyday life.
As well as workers taking a strong approach to battling stress, employers should also be aware of increasing their staff's satisfaction and levels of morale.
Chief executive of Mind, Paul Farmer, was cited in the BBC as saying of the news: ''It's more important than ever that businesses look at how they can manage stress levels and improve the working environment for their employees".