FOI Request - Stress Related Absences

Request 101003186899

How many teaching staff have been absent from work due to stress related conditions in each of the past five years?

Of those absent in each year, how many were off work for more than (a) a week, (b) a month and (c) indefinitely?

What was the total number of sick days taken by teaching staff due to stress related absences in each of those years?

Response 05-01-2023

Please note that the figures below have been taken from our Annual WFP, which is for the period Nov – Oct.

  No of Staff off with Depression/Stress/Anxiety No of these staff off long term (more than 28 days) No of these staff off long term (less than 28 days)
2017-18 139 40 99
2018-19 155 52 103
2019-20 65 40 25
2020-21 171 60 111

Unfortunately we do not have the figures for the number of staff off indefinitely. Also the results for 2021-2022 are not available until early January 2023. Information that is not held falls under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Information not held.

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