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Tattenhall Tops North West Burnout Tables, Workplace Wellness Study Reveals

Tattenhall has been revealed to have the highest rate of burnout in the North West, with the third most stressed workers in Britain, in a new workplace wellness study conducted by stress specialists at UK Saunas. 

The Cheshire village made the top 3 most stressed places for workers according to the report, which uses a combination of data from Health & Safety England, the Office of National Statistics, and local Google search trends to produce its findings. 

The Top 10 Most Stressful Places to Work in the UK

PositionLocationImpressionsPopulationCountyRegion
1West Malling7.62,223KentSouth East England
2Hindhead7.64,595SurreySouth East England
3Tattenhall7.64,841CheshireNorth West England
4Odiham7.65,721HampshireSouth East England
5Bagshot7.485,920SurreySouth East England
6Pontefract30.4131,000West Yorkshire Yorkshire & Humber
7Hook7.67,770HampshireSouth East England
8Portlethen7.489,090Aberdeenshire Scotland
9Alloa15.2120,730Clackmannanshire Scotland
10Iver7.612,189Buckinghamshire South East England

FULL REPORT (includes maps and graphs)

Spokesperson comment and advice:

“While the growing number of absences relating to stress is worrying, there are many things that managers can do to help to reduce employee stress themselves.

“In recent months, industry experts have emphasised the importance of resilience. Building resilience encourages employees to respond to potential stressors positively and enables them to adapt to rapidly changing environments. Cultivation of a positive organisational culture is crucial when building resilient teams.”

“Support, rather than criticise employees that may be struggling with deadlines. Check-in with employees, find out if/where they are struggling, and work with them to find resolutions to these issues. These might be as simple as assigning a second employee to the project or sending the employee on extra training to help them understand how to overcome the challenge themselves. Supporting staff in this way will ultimately help them to learn and enable them to be more resilient in the face of similar struggles in the future.”

“Encouraging safe spaces, breaks and time-out can also make the difference if employees are feeling burnt out. Encourage your team to take regular breaks throughout the day, whether they are in or out of the office, and remind them of the importance of down-time.” 

“And, while it may be tempting as a business owner to rush all your employees back into the office, think about how this sudden change in routine might challenge the mental wellbeing of your staff. Ask questions like, does the employee have other responsibilities (such as children, for instance) to attend to, and is it essential that they work in the office full time? Evaluate your staff members case-by-case wherever possible and try to be sensitive to their individual situations before ordering them back to the office full-time”. 

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