According to the HSE, there were 526,000 workers suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/2017. In turn, there were an estimated 12.5 million sick days taken as a result of this.
Stress, depression or anxiety count for 40% of all work-related ill-health cases and nearly 50% of all working days lost due to ill health.
Recent studies have shown dog owners are better equipped to deal with the effects of stressful events, have reduced blood pressure and lower levels of anxiety, loneliness and depression.
Duradiamond Healthcare is a great proponent of dogs at work, including Humble (pictured).