SA’s professionals becoming stressed-out
Publish date: 08 January 2020
Issue Number: 317
Diary: Legalbrief Workplace
Work, health and finances have led to SA professionals becoming stressed-out, says a Sunday Tribune report. This is according to the 2019 Profmed Stress Index, an annual survey conducted to gauge the stress levels of professionals. The survey was conducted by more than 3 500 professionals from Profmed’s membership base across a variety of sectors, with 43% of respondents from the medical industry. Profmed CEO Craig Comrie said over the years the index has taught them that work-related stress remained one of the biggest health concerns. ‘As we all know, stress can affect us physically and impair our health, so we all need to learn how to recognise our stress and find healthy ways of coping,’ Comrie said. Lindelwa Mkize, a clinical psychologist based in Durban, said: ‘Conflict in the workplace can be really stressful and people worry about moving on because of the high unemployment rate.’ The survey also revealed that 35.8% of professionals did not feel it was important to speak to anyone at all.