Information for Managers
The wellbeing of staff can be affected by a range of work-related factors, including workload, autonomy, working relationships, team support and the working environment.
External factors can also impact on wellbeing such as lack of sleep, financial worries, health conditions, caring responsibilities, childcare responsibilities and other personal circumstances.
It may be beneficial to consider discussing health and wellbeing with your staff by scheduling regular wellbeing conversations. This can be incorporated into existing discussions or may be implemented as a stand-alone discussion. Please see attached resources which provide guidance on holding wellbeing conversations with your staff
Health and wellbeing conversations - NHS Employers
Mind also offer free resources that you may find helpful to support your staff and yourself with free Guides to Wellness Action Plans
Sickness Absence Management
The Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure exists to provide a fair and consistent approach to the management of sickness absence in the workplace.
Raising the referral of a staff member to Occupational Health for assessment can assist you in supporting them with a health problem, which is affecting their ability to undertake their work. Occupational Health will provide you with the information you need to take the issue forward fairly.
- Occupational Health Referral Form
- Occupational Health Referral Guidance
- Counselling Information
- Occupational Health Managers Survey
Please note the following guide is from an external body and therefore available in English only.