Thriving at work: The resources required to support people returning to work following mental health sickness absence

Thriving at work: The resources required to support people returning to work following mental health sickness absence

This report provides an overview of the resources required to support people returning to work following mental health sickness absence Sustainable return to work is a challenge in the UK and beyond, with too many people existing the workplace following an initial return.

We conducted semi-structured interviews with 38 workers who had returned from long-term sick leave due to CMDs, the majority of whom we spoke to at multiple points following their return. We identified resources at the individual, group, leader and organisational level, as well as outside resources, that support a sustainable return to work. Implications for policy, practice and research are presented.

Thriving at work: The resources required to support people returning to work following mental health sickness absence

Date Published
Sat, 1st Jun 2019
Publisher
ESRC Productivity Insights
Author
Nielsen, K., Yarker, J., Evans, H.
Website
https://productivityinsightsnetwork.co.uk/app/uploads/2019/07/Pioneer-Project_Thriving-at-Work.pdf
Categories
Keywords
Return to Work, Absence

This report provides an overview of the resources required to support people returning to work following mental health sickness absence Sustainable return to work is a challenge in the UK and beyond, with too many people existing the workplace following an initial return.

We conducted semi-structured interviews with 38 workers who had returned from long-term sick leave due to CMDs, the majority of whom we spoke to at multiple points following their return. We identified resources at the individual, group, leader and organisational level, as well as outside resources, that support a sustainable return to work. Implications for policy, practice and research are presented.

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