Tools for leaders and managers

<p>The guides and toolkit below aim to provide further insight and information to managers who are having to support and manage a colleague through the return to work process following mental health sickness absence.</p>
Author: Business in the Community

Mental health toolkit for managers

Using the Action Mental Health “Mindful Manager” model of “listen, ask, signpost and support,” this toolkit aims to guide managers to support their colleagues who are experiencing mental ill health. Information about what to consider before, during and after an employee’s sickness absence is provided. Details of the manager's, organisation's and individual’s responsibilities throughout the process, bitesize information for each stage of MH at work (e.g. at work, off work and back to work), legislation (e.g. Disability Discrimination Act- (DDA)) and additional links for further information are also provided.

Author: Shift/DOH/DWP/HSE

Line manager resource-A practical guide to managing and supporting people with mental health problems in the workplace

This resource offers guidance to managers on how best to support an employee experiencing mental ill health and aims to reduce the stigma associated with metal health in the workplace. Each section has a different focus on how managers can support employees with mental health problems in the workplace, they include; promoting wellbeing, the recruitment process, talking early on, keeping in touch during sickness absence, returning to work and managing on going illness at work.

Author: CIPD & MIND

Managing and supporting mental health at work: disclosure tools for managers

This guide includes practical advice and templates for managers to help foster conversations about mental ill health. The aim of this guide is to give managers the tools and know-how to support employees stay health at work and help them perform at their best and employers keep their talent and experts within the organisation. Some of the areas covered in this guide include; what is mental health and why does it matter (the business case), how to handle at the recruitment stage, prevention and keeping employees well, early intervention and spotting the signs, encouraging disclosure and rehabilitation/supporting employees return to work.

Author: BOHRF/HSE/CIPD

Manager support for return to work following long-term sickness absence: Guidance

This guide describes the behaviours required by line managers to support a successful return to work. Based on research conducted with employees returning from sickness absence, and managers managing returning employees (Munir et al., 2011), this guide outlines the key role that managers play in support the RTW process. Details of the competencies or behaviours required by managers to support this process are outlined in an accessible checklist form. In addition, the guidance also includes key messages for line managers, employers and Occupational Health and Human Resource professionals to consider as they prepare to support an employee returning to work.

 

Author: Kingston University, Loughborough University and Affinity Health at Work

Six steps to return to work following mental ill-health

This free to access online toolkit aims to provide managers with step by step guidance to support return to work. It has a mirrored version of the six steps that can be shared with the employee. Based on evidence and input from professionals, employers and employees with mental ill-health, this toolkit provides guidance, downloads, exercises and templates to help employees navigate six steps to a successful return to work including: Dealing with the initial absence; Developing knowledge and skills; Maintaining communication; Preparing for return to work; Return to work conversation and Keeping healthy and productive at work.

Author: Business in the Community

Mental health toolkit for managers

Mental health toolkit for managers

Using the Action Mental Health “Mindful Manager” model of “listen, ask, signpost and support,” this toolkit aims to guide managers to support their colleagues who are experiencing mental ill health. Information about what to consider before, during and after an employee’s sickness absence is provided. Details of the manager's, organisation's and individual’s responsibilities throughout the process, bitesize information for each stage of MH at work (e.g. at work, off work and back to work), legislation (e.g. Disability Discrimination Act- (DDA)) and additional links for further information are also provided.

Author: Business in the Community

Mental health toolkit for managers

Using the Action Mental Health “Mindful Manager” model of “listen, ask, signpost and support,” this toolkit aims to guide managers to support their colleagues who are experiencing mental ill health. Information about what to consider before, during and after an employee’s sickness absence is provided. Details of the manager's, organisation's and individual’s responsibilities throughout the process, bitesize information for each stage of MH at work (e.g. at work, off work and back to work), legislation (e.g. Disability Discrimination Act- (DDA)) and additional links for further information are also provided.

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Author: Shift/DOH/DWP/HSE

Line manager resource-A practical guide to managing and supporting people with mental health problems in the workplace

Line manager resource-A practical guide to managing and supporting people with mental health problems in the workplace

This resource offers guidance to managers on how best to support an employee experiencing mental ill health and aims to reduce the stigma associated with metal health in the workplace. Each section has a different focus on how managers can support employees with mental health problems in the workplace, they include; promoting wellbeing, the recruitment process, talking early on, keeping in touch during sickness absence, returning to work and managing on going illness at work.

Author: Shift/DOH/DWP/HSE

Line manager resource-A practical guide to managing and supporting people with mental health problems in the workplace

This resource offers guidance to managers on how best to support an employee experiencing mental ill health and aims to reduce the stigma associated with metal health in the workplace. Each section has a different focus on how managers can support employees with mental health problems in the workplace, they include; promoting wellbeing, the recruitment process, talking early on, keeping in touch during sickness absence, returning to work and managing on going illness at work.

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Author: CIPD & MIND

Managing and supporting mental health at work: disclosure tools for managers

Managing and supporting mental health at work: disclosure tools for managers

This guide includes practical advice and templates for managers to help foster conversations about mental ill health. The aim of this guide is to give managers the tools and know-how to support employees stay health at work and help them perform at their best and employers keep their talent and experts within the organisation. Some of the areas covered in this guide include; what is mental health and why does it matter (the business case), how to handle at the recruitment stage, prevention and keeping employees well, early intervention and spotting the signs, encouraging disclosure and rehabilitation/supporting employees return to work.

Author: CIPD & MIND

Managing and supporting mental health at work: disclosure tools for managers

This guide includes practical advice and templates for managers to help foster conversations about mental ill health. The aim of this guide is to give managers the tools and know-how to support employees stay health at work and help them perform at their best and employers keep their talent and experts within the organisation. Some of the areas covered in this guide include; what is mental health and why does it matter (the business case), how to handle at the recruitment stage, prevention and keeping employees well, early intervention and spotting the signs, encouraging disclosure and rehabilitation/supporting employees return to work.

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Author: BOHRF/HSE/CIPD

Manager support for return to work following long-term sickness absence: Guidance

Manager support for return to work following long-term sickness absence: Guidance

This guide describes the behaviours required by line managers to support a successful return to work. Based on research conducted with employees returning from sickness absence, and managers managing returning employees (Munir et al., 2011), this guide outlines the key role that managers play in support the RTW process. Details of the competencies or behaviours required by managers to support this process are outlined in an accessible checklist form. In addition, the guidance also includes key messages for line managers, employers and Occupational Health and Human Resource professionals to consider as they prepare to support an employee returning to work.

 

Author: BOHRF/HSE/CIPD

Manager support for return to work following long-term sickness absence: Guidance

This guide describes the behaviours required by line managers to support a successful return to work. Based on research conducted with employees returning from sickness absence, and managers managing returning employees (Munir et al., 2011), this guide outlines the key role that managers play in support the RTW process. Details of the competencies or behaviours required by managers to support this process are outlined in an accessible checklist form. In addition, the guidance also includes key messages for line managers, employers and Occupational Health and Human Resource professionals to consider as they prepare to support an employee returning to work.

 

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Author: Kingston University, Loughborough University and Affinity Health at Work

Six steps to return to work following mental ill-health

Six steps to return to work following mental ill-health

This free to access online toolkit aims to provide managers with step by step guidance to support return to work. It has a mirrored version of the six steps that can be shared with the employee. Based on evidence and input from professionals, employers and employees with mental ill-health, this toolkit provides guidance, downloads, exercises and templates to help employees navigate six steps to a successful return to work including: Dealing with the initial absence; Developing knowledge and skills; Maintaining communication; Preparing for return to work; Return to work conversation and Keeping healthy and productive at work.

Author: Kingston University, Loughborough University and Affinity Health at Work

Six steps to return to work following mental ill-health

This free to access online toolkit aims to provide managers with step by step guidance to support return to work. It has a mirrored version of the six steps that can be shared with the employee. Based on evidence and input from professionals, employers and employees with mental ill-health, this toolkit provides guidance, downloads, exercises and templates to help employees navigate six steps to a successful return to work including: Dealing with the initial absence; Developing knowledge and skills; Maintaining communication; Preparing for return to work; Return to work conversation and Keeping healthy and productive at work.

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