Fit for Work? Help for your staff and your organisation
Are you suffering from higher than average sickness absence rates and is this impacting on your organisation? The Nottinghamshire Fit for Work Service has recently been successful in obtaining funding to focus on helping employees who have recently gone off work sick and are employed locally, including the Voluntary and Community Sector. The service helps your staff and your organisation through the Support in Work service, delivered by NHS workplace health professionals.
These experts work with both employers and employees to determine how best to ensure that an employee can return to work and remain productive in the workplace, even though their condition might not be fully resolved. This help includes supporting employees with both physical and mental health difficulties and in many cases, is achieved by making simple adaptations at no cost to the organisation, for example changes to the ergonomics of the job design or through more flexibility in working patterns.
In order to take advantage of this free advice and support to help you and your workforce remain healthy and productive in work:
Telephone 0115 934 9540
STOP PRESS: Click here to read the August 2012 Update about how the Service is doing.
Supporting health and wellbeing at work - useful resources
Please see below for a range of helpful websites on how to support health and wellbeing in your workplace.
- www.nottsfitforwork.org.uk - for details of how to access local case management support from NHS workplace health professionals to help those off sick to get back to work
- www.unionlearn.org.uk - Health, work and well-being toolkit developed by Unionlearn
- www.mindfulemployer.net - initiative aimed at increasing awareness of mental health at work and providing support for businesses in recruiting and retaining staff
- www.time-to-change.org.uk - Time to Change - a mental health anti-stigma campaign
- Access to Work - can help if health or disability affects the way you do your job. It gives you and your employer advice and support with extra costs which may arise because of your needs