Mental health issues are now the most common illness in the workplace.

Mental health issues have pushed cancer and back pain into second and third place for workplace illnesses.

Some 38pc of workers say they are under stress, according to the survey commissioned by Friends First.

The survey, conducted by Behaviour & Attitudes, found cancer in second place as a workplace illness, with 33pc of workers citing it, followed by chronic back pain, which is suffered by 32pc of workers.

Nearly half of millennials in the workforce say that they have experienced mental illness, according to the Friends First survey.

Almost half of under-35s say they have taken extended sick leave of a week or more due to stress or anxiety.

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