When people have been unwell, they often need help from others – but many of us feel as though we’re not sure what to say or do. This guide is designed to help anyone to support a colleague returning to work after an absence related to mental health problems.
It’s based on the IGLOo framework, developed by the University of Sheffield and Affinity Health at Work, which recognises that we all need other people and ourselves to help us stay healthy and happy:
Individual resources: things like confidence and self-care;
Group resources: help from colleagues, friends and family;
Leader resources: help from your line manager, GP or service providers; and
Organisational resources: help provided by your organisation, volunteer groups or charities.
This guide is designed to help you during your first few months back at work following a period of absence due to mental ill-health. It's based on the IGLOo model, looking at the Individual, Group, Leader and Organisation's parts to play.
This guide is designed for line managers to support team members returning to work after a mental health-related absence. It's based on the IGLOo model, looking at the Individual, Group, Leader and Organisation's parts to play.
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