Stress in the City: Sharp rise in City workers seeking mental health help

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City workers facing burn out from high pressure jobs are turning to the world famous Priory rehab clinic in increasing numbers, it was today revealed.

The Priory's Fenchurch Street branch is seeing almost 40 referrals a month, up 100% in the last 12 months.

The pressure cooker atmosphere of the financial square mile has become a breeding ground for depression, anxiety and addiction.

The increasing levels of stress prompted the City of London Corporation to launch a suicide prevention campaign earlier this Summer.

Posters with the slogan 'Release the Pressure' urged City workers to discuss their mental health.

Figures released by the City of London police revealed 58 attempted suicides and suicides in just eight months last year.