Young Australians more stressed than retirees

YOUNG Australians are more stressed than retirees and nearly one in seven people have reported depressive symptoms, a psychological survey has found.

The Australian Psychological Society surveyed confirmed rising levels of stress among Australians, with one in three citing work as a key reason.

Respondents said the top sources of stress were money issues at 52%; family at 47%; personal health at 43%; maintaining a healthy lifestyle at 41% and health of friends at 38%.

More than 70% of Australians reported current stress was having at least some impact on physical health, with almost one in five reporting that current stress was having a strong to very strong impact on their physical health.


Alert: Storms, heatwaves and falling bats

Premium Content Alert: Storms, heatwaves and falling bats

Storms, heatwaves and falling bats predicted

Carols, markets to provide a weekend of festive cheer

Premium Content Carols, markets to provide a weekend of festive cheer

There is plenty to do this weekend in the Lockyer Valley including markets just in...

Council holds special, closed meeting to discuss water

Premium Content Council holds special, closed meeting to discuss water

The special, closed meeting was held to discuss the water co-operatives business...