Tools for organisations and practitioners

<p>There are a range of toolkits and guidance documents provided below which have been developed to support organisations and practitioners through the return to work process following mental health sickness absence. These resources have been designed to help practitioners and organisations consider an organisational approach to managing return at work.</p> <p> </p>
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 employers with step by step guidance to support return to work. 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: MIND

How to support staff who are experiencing a mental health problem

This toolkit is designed for organisations and provides practical information for ways in which the organisation can support staff through the various stages of mental ill health. The guide includes details on culture of the organisation, how to have a conversation about mental health, how to support someone with mental ill health and how to manage an employee who is on sickness absence and on their return to work.

Author: HSE

Return to work questionnaire and discussion template

This resource provides a template relating to stressors in the workplace for returning employees to complete. This enables the user to easily identify areas which may be contributing to the individual feeling stressed at work. It covers various aspects of work (e.g. demands, control, peers etc.) and also considers whether the individual feels that any reasonable adjustments can be made to help support their return. 

Author: Humans Solutions- Canadian Report

Able minded: Return to Work and accommodations for workers on disability leave for mental disorders

This report provides key stakeholders with the most current and empirically valid perspective on the return to work process and accommodation for employees with mental health disorders. The report is split into five different sections; the challenges of mental health disability, the individual’s response, the employer’s response, the organisational response and existing toolkits for employers.

Author: Centre for Mental Health in the workplace

Supporting Employee Success: A tool to plan accommodations

This guidance booklet, developed in the United States by a review of literature and feedback from the occupational health community, helps the reader to plan workplace tasks and accommodations for employees with mental health issues. The aim of the toolkit is to help understand work related triggers for the individual, help to plan accommodations in a supportive manner to encourage employee success at work and facilitate their well-being whilst meeting the requirements for a safe and productive workplace. It also suggests actions for preventative approaches, introducing these steps to the entire workforce before they require it to help reduce the stigma faced by returning employees. 

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 employers with step by step guidance to support return to work. 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 employers with step by step guidance to support return to work. 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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Author: MIND

How to support staff who are experiencing a mental health problem

How to support staff who are experiencing a mental health problem

This toolkit is designed for organisations and provides practical information for ways in which the organisation can support staff through the various stages of mental ill health. The guide includes details on culture of the organisation, how to have a conversation about mental health, how to support someone with mental ill health and how to manage an employee who is on sickness absence and on their return to work.

Author: MIND

How to support staff who are experiencing a mental health problem

This toolkit is designed for organisations and provides practical information for ways in which the organisation can support staff through the various stages of mental ill health. The guide includes details on culture of the organisation, how to have a conversation about mental health, how to support someone with mental ill health and how to manage an employee who is on sickness absence and on their return to work.

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Author: HSE

Return to work questionnaire and discussion template

Return to work questionnaire and discussion template

This resource provides a template relating to stressors in the workplace for returning employees to complete. This enables the user to easily identify areas which may be contributing to the individual feeling stressed at work. It covers various aspects of work (e.g. demands, control, peers etc.) and also considers whether the individual feels that any reasonable adjustments can be made to help support their return. 

Author: HSE

Return to work questionnaire and discussion template

This resource provides a template relating to stressors in the workplace for returning employees to complete. This enables the user to easily identify areas which may be contributing to the individual feeling stressed at work. It covers various aspects of work (e.g. demands, control, peers etc.) and also considers whether the individual feels that any reasonable adjustments can be made to help support their return. 

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Author: Humans Solutions- Canadian Report

Able minded: Return to Work and accommodations for workers on disability leave for mental disorders

Able minded: Return to Work and accommodations for workers on disability leave for mental disorders

This report provides key stakeholders with the most current and empirically valid perspective on the return to work process and accommodation for employees with mental health disorders. The report is split into five different sections; the challenges of mental health disability, the individual’s response, the employer’s response, the organisational response and existing toolkits for employers.

Author: Humans Solutions- Canadian Report

Able minded: Return to Work and accommodations for workers on disability leave for mental disorders

This report provides key stakeholders with the most current and empirically valid perspective on the return to work process and accommodation for employees with mental health disorders. The report is split into five different sections; the challenges of mental health disability, the individual’s response, the employer’s response, the organisational response and existing toolkits for employers.

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Author: Centre for Mental Health in the workplace

Supporting Employee Success: A tool to plan accommodations

Supporting Employee Success: A tool to plan accommodations

This guidance booklet, developed in the United States by a review of literature and feedback from the occupational health community, helps the reader to plan workplace tasks and accommodations for employees with mental health issues. The aim of the toolkit is to help understand work related triggers for the individual, help to plan accommodations in a supportive manner to encourage employee success at work and facilitate their well-being whilst meeting the requirements for a safe and productive workplace. It also suggests actions for preventative approaches, introducing these steps to the entire workforce before they require it to help reduce the stigma faced by returning employees. 

Author: Centre for Mental Health in the workplace

Supporting Employee Success: A tool to plan accommodations

This guidance booklet, developed in the United States by a review of literature and feedback from the occupational health community, helps the reader to plan workplace tasks and accommodations for employees with mental health issues. The aim of the toolkit is to help understand work related triggers for the individual, help to plan accommodations in a supportive manner to encourage employee success at work and facilitate their well-being whilst meeting the requirements for a safe and productive workplace. It also suggests actions for preventative approaches, introducing these steps to the entire workforce before they require it to help reduce the stigma faced by returning employees. 

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