The emotional burden facing working mums has been highlighted in a new survey with the majority of women saying they're troubled by high levels of stress, anxiety and insecurities. 90% of mothers say they're anxious about returning to work for the first time with 71% worried about missing their children. While most mums were keen to contribute to the families' finances more than half were stressed about their working arrangements not being compatible and 48% were concerned about not finding suitable childcare. Andrea Thomas has been talking to new mum Karensa Oliveira and Penny Tassoni from the Professional Association for childcare and early years.
Workers are more stressed, putting in longer hours and taking fewer holidays because of the "devastating" impact of the economic downturn, according to a new study.