| A new government-funded "mental health in work" support service has been launched by specialist employer Remploy. |
The £4.8 million contract between the Department for Work and Pensions and Remploy Employment Services will see Remploy delivering mental health provision and support under the Access to Work programme in
Remploy has said this new service will assist more than 1,600 people with mental health conditions to stay in employment.
The service will provide support for six months and will include:
a work-focused counselling service or other tailored work-focused mental health support;
provision of a personalised action plan and exit report;
assessing an individual's needs and identifying coping strategies; and
identifying reasonable adjustments in the workplace or within the confines of working practice.Beth Carruthers, Remploy director of employment services, said: "Creating a mentally healthy and open workplace will help employers to reduce costs, improve commitment and satisfaction amongst employees."
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Remploy to provide support for mental health problems
Source: Occupational Health. 1 Janauary 2012.