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Half of women kept awake due to work stress

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This has been sitting on my desk all day, much to the amusement of my colleagues. 

However, look beyond the attention-grabbing headline and hopefully you’ll see why I ripped it out of the Metro this morning. Sadly it wasn’t because I planned to write a blog about how not to let job stress ruin your sex life – although I’m happy to look into it if people are interested – but rather because the first paragraph of the story reveals that more than half of the women surveyed by Grazia are kept awake at night by job-related stress. 

And I’m willing to bet that not all of the respondents do a job as inherently stressful as social work. 

Kirsty McGregor

About Kirsty McGregor

Kirsty McGregor is Community Care's workforce editor. She reports daily on social workers' pay and conditions, education, training, career progression, registration and fitness to practise. This includes issues affecting newly qualified social workers across the UK and the recent development of the assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) in England. She is also responsible for producing job hunting and career progression advice.