Over a third of workers say heading back to the office will worsen their mental health

According to the ONS's latest weekly survey published last Friday, half of the UK's workers returned to the workplace in the last week of August. This is the highest number since lockdown was introduced in March. The data showed that 50% of workers returned to their usual place of work between 26th and 30th August; an increase of 30% since June.

The attitudes of the nation returning to the office come as new nationally representative research from EOS Scientific, the UK's leading CBD testing service, has unveiled that Brits are still deeply sceptical about the return to work. The research unveiled that 35% agree that returning to work in a traditional office environment will have a negative impact on their mental health.

The intense period that saw offices close is gradually lifting, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now pushing for employees to return to the office rather than work from home. For some, however, this may serve to exacerbate the underlying stress felt by millions across the UK.

As doctor's practices still remain increasingly busy as a result of the pandemic, some may be looking for holistic measures to manage their stress themselves. Outside of seeking help from a doctor, mindfulness, eating well, and exercise can help with managing anxiety, and so can CBD oil.

Simon Manthorpe, CEO of Eos Scientific - the UK's leading CBD oil testing service - discusses why holistic remedies, such as CBD oil, have become more popular in the UK:

"It is well documented that CBD usage in the UK has risen exponentially over the past two years, with users increasing by over 100%, and we are witnessing another boom in popularity over the last two months. As a robust compound, CBD oil can be taken in many different forms, ranging from edibles that are ingested directly, to topical serums such as muscle balms. With such versatility, people have found that there are endless ways to enjoy the benefits of CBD.

Studies into CBD have shown that it can help with stress and anxiety relief and can also help promote better sleep, making the compound all the more relevant right now. CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system and helps to reduce the effects of anxiety, helping those of us experiencing stress during these difficult times with a little more peace of mind."

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