Sorry for interrupting, this website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Learn more
Accept & Close

Managing Stress and Wellbeing - UK - May 2018

“Levels of stress amongst today’s Brits are on the rise, driven by growing financial pressures and increasing workloads. This represents a burgeoning health crisis that the NHS is ill equipped to cope with, indicating an opportunity for brands and service providers to help alleviate – or even stave off – the resulting issues of stress; in the short term addressing manifestations such as a lack of sleep and tiredness, but in the long term mental health issues and serious physical health complaints.”
– Hera Crossan, Research Analyst

This report looks at the following issues:

  • Tackling the UK’s burgeoning health crisis
  • A growing need for age-appropriate anti-stress solutions

What you get

What's included

Why buy from us?

Succeed

Our reports will provide you with market data, consumer research and competitive intelligence to succeed in your market.

Instant Access

Buy now and you'll have instant access to the information you need to make the right decisions.

Opportunities

Find out what's next in the markets that matter to you: where opportunities lie and what challenges you will face.

Trusted

A business Superbrand, Mintel is a source you can trust. We have been defining and refining the Market Intelligence mix since 1972.

Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
    • Executive Summary

        • The market
          • Ageing pressures increase stress in seniors
            • Public sector employees report highest levels of stress
              • Reduction in stigma over mental health
                • Obesity as a driver for health- and appearance-related stress
                  • Two in five adults not getting enough sleep
                    • The consumer
                      • Financial worries top stressor
                        • Figure 1: Causes of stress over last 12 months, February 2018
                      • Adults take a varied approach to stress management
                        • Figure 2: Methods of dealing with stress, February 2018
                      • Sleep plays a critical role in stress
                        • Figure 3: Impacts of stress in the last 12 months, February 2018
                      • Stress-free home environment is most sought
                        • Figure 4: Interest in stress-relieving products and services, February 2018
                      • Getting back to nature exemplifies a need to ‘switch off’
                        • Figure 5: Attitudes towards managing stress and wellbeing, February 2018
                      • What we think
                      • Issues and Insights

                        • Tackling the UK’s burgeoning health crisis
                          • The facts
                            • The implications
                              • A growing need for age-appropriate anti-stress solutions
                                • The facts
                                  • The implications
                                  • The Market – What You Need to Know

                                    • Ageing pressures increase stress in seniors
                                      • Public sector employees report highest levels of stress
                                        • Reduction in stigma over mental health
                                          • Obesity as a driver for health- and appearance-related stress
                                            • Two in five adults not getting enough sleep
                                            • Market Drivers

                                              • Ageing pressures increase stress in seniors
                                                • Figure 6: Trends in the age structure of the UK population, 2012-22
                                              • Parenting stress could filter down to children
                                                • Figure 7: Number of parents with dependent children in the household, by gender of parent, UK, 1998-2017
                                              • Public sector employees report highest levels of stress…
                                                • Figure 8: Industries with above-average rates of stress, depression or anxiety, averaged 2014/15-2016/17
                                              • …whilst UK employment continues to rise
                                                • Figure 9: Employment trends (thousands), by gender, 2012-22
                                                • Figure 10: Behaviours towards work/life balance, October 2017
                                              • Reduction in stigma over mental health
                                                • Figure 11: Mental Health Awareness Week campaign, May 2018
                                              • Money as a major driver of stress
                                                • Figure 12: Trends in current financial situation compared to a year ago, January 2015-February 2018
                                              • Obesity as a driver for health- and appearance-related stress
                                                • Figure 13: Trends in body mass index (BMI), England, 1995-2016
                                              • Two in five adults not getting enough sleep
                                                • Figure 14: Average amount of hours slept each day, August 2017
                                              • Technology usage continues to rise
                                                • Figure 15: Ownership of smartphones and basic mobile phones, January 2012–December 2017
                                            • The Consumer – What You Need to Know

                                              • Experience of stress almost universal
                                                • Financial worries top stressor
                                                  • Work stress rises, particularly for women
                                                    • Adults take a varied approach to stress management
                                                      • Increase in men seeking to ‘share’
                                                        • Sleep plays a critical role in stress
                                                          • Stress-free home environment is most sought
                                                            • Getting back to nature exemplifies a need to ‘switch off’
                                                            • Stress Factors

                                                              • Experience of stress almost universal
                                                                • Figure 16: Stress experienced in the last 12 months, by age, February 2018
                                                              • Financial worries top stressor
                                                                • Figure 17: Causes of stress over last 12 months, February 2018
                                                              • Work stress rises…
                                                                • …particularly for women
                                                                  • Figure 18: Women's causes of stress over last 12 months, February 2018 and October 2016
                                                                • Appearance stress amongst young women rises
                                                                  • Figure 19: Women’s experience of stress related to appearance over last 12 months, by age, February 2018 and October 2016
                                                                • Reduction in child-related stress driven by older women
                                                                    • Figure 20: Stress caused by children, by age of children in household, February 2018
                                                                  • Stress around men’s mental health on the rise
                                                                    • Figure 21: Men’s causes of stress over last 12 months, February 2018 and November 2016
                                                                    • Figure 22: Harry’s sponsorship of Project Eighty Four by CALM, March 2018
                                                                • Methods of Dealing with Stress

                                                                  • Adults take a varied approach to stress management
                                                                      • Figure 23: Methods of dealing with stress, February 2018
                                                                    • 16-24s most influenced by mental health campaigns
                                                                      • Improving access to professional help
                                                                        • Women more positive in dealing with stress overall
                                                                          • Figure 24: Women’s methods of dealing with stress, February 2018 and October 2016
                                                                        • Increase in men seeking to ‘share’
                                                                          • Figure 25: Men’s methods of dealing with stress, February 2018 and November 2016
                                                                      • Impacts of Stress

                                                                        • Sleep plays a critical role in stress
                                                                            • Figure 26: Impacts of stress in the last 12 months, February 2018
                                                                          • Stress and physical pain
                                                                          • Interest in Stress-Relieving Products and Services

                                                                            • Stress-free home environment is most sought
                                                                                • Figure 27: Interest in stress-relieving products and services, February 2018
                                                                              • Mindfulness enjoys high interest
                                                                                • Figure 28: Headspace meditation platform, April 2018
                                                                              • Wellness festivals offer a new solution to stress relief for younger adults
                                                                                • High-intensity workout sessions a draw for under-35s
                                                                                • Attitudes towards Managing Stress and Wellbeing

                                                                                  • Getting back to nature…
                                                                                    • Figure 29: Attitudes towards managing stress and wellbeing, February 2018
                                                                                  • …relates to a need to switch off
                                                                                    • Overcoming the cost barrier
                                                                                      • Work stress can be a benefit
                                                                                      • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                                                          • Abbreviations
                                                                                            • Consumer research methodology

                                                                                            Managing Stress and Wellbeing - UK - May 2018

                                                                                            US $2,552.20 (Excl.Tax)