WorkPlace Leeds run a number of services to support people with mental health problems including a Job Retention Service to help people stay in work, an Employment Support Service to support people to find work and courses and workshops to promote positive mental health at work.
ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) provides information, advice, training, conciliation and other services for employers and employees to help prevent or resolve workplace problems.
Remploy, through the Access to Work scheme, help people whose health or disability is affecting their ability to work or to start a new job. They have supported over 100,000 people since 2010. This is a separate scheme called the Access to work mental health support service.
Fit for Work offers free work-related health advice to help people stay in work and support people who are returning to work. You can contact them to discuss what types of support is available and what types of reasonable adjustments might make it easier for you to return to work and stay in work. Call freephone 0800 032 6235 or access information online.
Returning to work after experiencing mental health problems can feel overwhelming. You may be worrying about how you will cope and how your colleagues will behave towards you. Mind has produced some tips to help you prepare and produced a tool called the Wellness Action Plan which can help you to work with your manager to support your wellbeing at work. Mind also have a Working from home: Wellness Action Plan for anyone working from home or remotely.
If you’re considering working in a different way, such as working remotely, working for yourself or freelancing, Leapers is a community that might be able to offer advice or support. They’ve created a free resource to help freelancers look after their mental health and set up a freelancers community on Slack.