More than a quarter of Quebecers and Canadians say they are stressed both at work and outside of work, according to a recent study published Thursday.

The Mental Health Index from wellness solutions provider LifeWorks shows an even split between Canadians whose primary source of stress is work and those for whom personal stress takes over.

About 77% of respondents believe that the two sources of stress are professional and personal, while 25% point to the volume of work as the main cause of stress, according to the LIfeWorks study.

One of the consequences of stress, 31% experience sleep problems, 28% say they are unable to relax and almost as many people experience emotional changes.

In terms of mental health, it still remains precarious, while the Quebec score has continued to drop since March, settling at 65.6 points in June, above the Canadian average of 64.1 points.

In contrast, employees who received support from their employer during the pandemic had some of the highest mental health scores, with 51% citing work flexibility and 41% promoting mental health resources.