Dealing with staff absences
Sometimes, an employee might need time off to manage their mental health. These resources explore how to measure and manage absences, as well as help an employee when they return to work.
Resources in this toolkit:
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.
Continued high absence due to mental health can put colleagues and the service you provide under strain. This information explains the legal background around sickness absence, what support you can give to staff and the procedures you can follow.
Following the introduction of 'fit notes' to encourage those on long-term sick leave to make an early return to work, this guide focuses on the key behaviours managers need to support employees.