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Work stress main cause of mental health problems for men

Third of male employees say jobs impact on their wellbeing

Work-related stress is the number one cause of mental health problems among British men, a new report for the mental health charity Mind says.

In a survey of 15,000 people in 30 organisations, including Jaguar, PepsiCo and Deloitte, 32 per cent of men cited work as the most likely cause of poor mental health compared to 19 per cent of women.

While Mind found men were more likely to suffer from mental health problems in general, the survey suggested they are also much less likely to do anything about them when they come up.

Emma Mamo, head of workplace wellbeing at the charity, said a "macho" work environment may be a contributing factor.

"It is concerning that so many men find themselves unable to speak to their bosses about the impact that work is having on their wellbeing and even more worrying that they are then not asking to take time off when they need it," she told the BBC.

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