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Model documents and policies

Downloadable and customisable documents relating to mental health.

Policy

Mental health policy

Mental health policy

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Use this policy to set out guidance to managers and employees to help create a culture that supports open and honest attitudes to mental health so that appropriate support can be given to employees experiencing mental health problems. The policy covers indicators, the responsibilities of employees and line managers and gives advice on action planning and workplace adjustments.
Mental health policy
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Manager guidance on introducing a third-party Employee Assistance Programme

Manager guidance on introducing a third-party Employee Assistance Programme

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These guidance notes cover the aims of introducing an Employee Assistance Programme, the benefits of introducing a policy outlining the programme, and how to measure the effectiveness of the programme.  

Manager guidance on introducing a third-party Employee Assistance Programme

Form

Form for return to work meeting following mental health absence

Form for return to work meeting following mental health absence

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Use this form during a return to work meeting with an employee who has had a mental health related period of absence. The form includes space to record the dates of absence, the reason for this absence, recommendations from medical assessments, workplace adjustments and/or support, and whether the employee has any additional concerns.

Form for return to work meeting following mental health absence

Wellness action plan

Wellness action plan

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Use this template wellness action plan to outline a plan for supporting an employee's poor mental health at work. The plan encourages discussion around the employee's common symptoms, and causes, of poor mental health and identification of the workplace factors which are affected by this. Workplace measures, support and steps to be taken by the employee can then be discussed and agreed, with the effectiveness of these to be reviewed at an agreed review date.

Wellness action plan
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Letter

Letter to an employee who has resigned in the heat of the moment following poor mental health

Letter to an employee who has resigned in the heat of the moment following poor mental health

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For an employees who has resigned in the heat of the moment following a period of poor mental health, this letter asks them to arrange a meeting to confirm their intention and to discuss the workplace support which is available. The letter confirms that their resignation will be processed if the employee does not respond to this letter.  

Letter to an employee who has resigned in the heat of the moment following poor mental health

Letter to send to employees to introduce a new Employee Assistance Programme

Letter to send to employees to introduce a new Employee Assistance Programme

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Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) are health and wellbeing benefits that can provide employees with support when they are suffering from mental ill health. This letter can be used to communicate the introduction of a new EAP to your employees and confirm the specific service provided, when the EAP can be accessed and how to access this. The letter also confirms that the service is confidential and encourages employees to make use of the EAP.

Letter to send to employees to introduce a new Employee Assistance Programme

Letter acknowledging a discrimination or harassment complaint relating to mental health

Letter acknowledging a discrimination or harassment complaint relating to mental health

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Use this letter to respond to an employee who has raised a complaint of discrimination or harassment relating to mental health. This letter confirms the process that will be followed now that the complaint has been raised.

Letter acknowledging a discrimination or harassment complaint relating to mental health