Six Steps to Return to Work

A free online toolkit has been published by researches from Kingston University, Loughborough University and Affinity Health at Work.

The website guides employers and employees through six steps, including how to deal with absence and communicate about mental health. The Return to Work website also features templates for absence letters, facts about mental health, checklists for each stage of sick leave and a comprehensive guide for returning to work, including exercises such as identifying work priorities.



The researchers are currently running trials with organisations who plan to use it so that they are able to evaluate the toolkit. They want to understand how it helps managers and employees through the return to work journey and how they might be able to improve the toolkit.



If you are able to take part by trialling the toolkit or giving your feedback, please contact Rebecca Peters on or 0208 417 4269 to get involved or for further information.


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