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Sick leave for anxiety and stress (FOI)

Sick leave for anxiety and stress (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 03 August 2016.


How many states of jersey employees have been signed off sick for:

1. Anxiety

2. Stress

Please show number per year for the last 5 years


The table below identifies the number of employees who took time off due to stress related sickness and the total number of days absent since 2011, broken down by year and department.

Employees absent due to stress201120122013201420152016 to June


Days lost by department201120122013201420152016 to June
Chief Minister's451910628384107
Community and Constitutional Affairs9535927291,989759467
Department for Infrastructure*759601479572340156
Department for Environment918923144220
Economic Development (now EDTSC)3010 8 015
Health and Social Services3,3873,7713,0994,4704,9292,330
Jersey Ports**118104225198n/an/a
Non Ministerial States Funded4119329​471189 18
Social Security321281266179 334361
Treasury and Resources186120117121134202
Total Days Lost7,8077,0926,24410,1499,3214,833​

Totals have been rounded to the nearest whole number

* Department for Infrastructure Includes Jersey Car Parks and Jersey Fleet Management

** Housing and Jersey Ports incorporated in June 2014 and September 2014 respectively and figures are no longer included during those periods.

The information provided is based on certified and uncertified sickness categorised as Anxiety, Stress, Depression and Work Related Stress. 

It is important to note that during 2014 ‘managing attendance’ was a priority for managers across all states departments which raised awareness of the accuracy and reliability of reporting employee absence data. 

This increased capture of data is likely to have contributed to the increase in reported days off in general but also the more accurate categorisation of reason for sickness: ie previously managers may have selected the ‘miscellaneous’ category rather than stress or anxiety.

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