173661 - Northern Ireland Office: Sick Leave (Answered)

Justin Madders
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the number of days of sick leave taken by staff in his Department for mental health reasons in each year since 2010.

Mr Shailesh Vara

Data is held from 2012 and the information below details the number of sick days registered under Mental Disorders, which includes stress. A wide range of conditions are encapsulated under the term “Mental Disorders” including conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, mood-affective disorders, disorders of personality and behaviour and schizophrenia.

The number of days that were taken is shown below.

Year

Days Absent due to Mental Illness or Stress

2012-2013

15

2013-2014

56

2014-2015

86

2015-2016

197

2016-2017

418

2017-2018

93

2018-2019 to date

10