Everything you need to know about sickness absence: mental health


Organisation: NHS Employers

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A really quick primer for NHS line managers to give you confidence in managing sickness absence. This page focuses on staff who have been absent due to mental health issues.


This is part of the Everything you need to know about sickness absence toolkit from NHS Employers. It aims to support and give NHS managers confidence so that they can, in turn, support their staff and manage sickness absence well.

This page focuses on when the sickness absence has been related to mental health issues. It begins with a thirty-second summary of everything you need to know, and then goes into the topic a little further. It’s not just about dealing with problems, though; there are lots of tips on creating an environment that encourages positive mental wellbeing.

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