Half of working woman say they struggle to cope balancing their careers and their family life

Juggling a career with family life is affecting the mental health of almost half of working women, a study says.

Researchers suggest that 48 per cent of professional women are struggling to cope, with 17 per cent saying they feel as if their life is spiralling out of control.

The poll of 1,500 people found that 46 per cent of women said having their life in a constant state of disarray left them feeling unhappy and unsettled, compared to 30 per cent of men.

Researchers suggest that 48 percent of professional women are struggling to cope

Professor Robin Murphy, from the University of Oxford who was involved in the survey, said: ‘This research shows how difficult it is to keep on top of the day-to-day tasks associated with modern life. It isn’t surprising that the growing pressures in life are consistent with people feeling like they are losing control.’

The poll for Siemens Home Appliances found 44 per cent of women believe the demands of work and home are too much, with 19 per cent revealing they have been reprimanded by their boss for bringing their personal life into the office.