Employees absence due to mental health issues (FOI)
Employees absence due to mental health issues (FOI) Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 12 September 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
What percentage of Government employees (past and current) have had an absence of greater than 5 days in the last 12 months, due to anxiety, stress, depression, work related stress, or other mental health concerns? What is the percentage by department?
Please refer to the table below:
% Staff Absent
Chief Operating Office
Children, Young People, Education and Skills
Customer and Local Services
Department for the Economy
Department of External Relations
Health and Community Services
Infrastructure, Housing and Environment
Justice and Home Affairs
Non-Executives and Legislature
Office of the Chief Executive
Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance
Treasury and Exchequer
Data Source: Human Resources Analytics. A key word search was undertaken on all active employees between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022 on the reasons for absence as follows; 'Anxiety/Stress', 'Depression' and 'Other Psych'.
Please note - the current system does not specifically split out, or record, individuals who have suffered from 'work related stress' or 'other mental health concerns.