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Some 675 staff required sick leave for stress, anxiety or depression between 2016 and 2019, according to figures released by the NIAS in response to a freedom of information act request

Some 675 staff required sick leave for stress, anxiety or depression between 2016 and 2019, according to figures released by the NIAS in response to a freedom of information act request

Some 675 staff required sick leave for stress, anxiety or depression between 2016 and 2019, according to figures released by the NIAS in response to a freedom of information act request

More than 600 members of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) were forced to take time off work due to stress-related illness over the last three years.

Some 675 staff required sick leave for stress, anxiety or depression between 2016 and 2019, according to figures released by the NIAS in response to a freedom of information act request.

The highest number of absences (267) was recorded in 2018/19 because of stress, anxiety and depression.