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The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

Posted on October 2019

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​If you have felt overwhelmed by the demands of working in the fast-evolving banking and financial services sector, you are not alone. Recent uncertainty and market volatility have also led to added stress and demands on finance workers.

A 2018 YouGov/Mental Health Foundation survey found that 74% of workers in the UK often felt stressed to the point of being ‘unable to cope’. This can lead to chronic stress and occupational ‘burnout’, which was classified as an illness by the World Health Organization in 2019.

This article highlights the three leading signs of burnout, the situations which can lead to chronic stress, and what to do if you experience it.

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