Help for the employee
There are several organisations that can help provide information to employees on different aspects of the workplace, you may find the following helpful:
ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
Provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law. They support good relationships between employers and employees which underpin business success. They can help by providing conciliation to resolve workplace problems.
Big White Wall
Online mental health and well-being service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community culture.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
Provides information and advice on rights at work.
Disability Rights UK
Disability Rights UK offers advice and information on independent living and career opportunities.
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Equality and Human Rights Commission offer advice and guidance about the Human Rights Act and the Equality Act.
Fit for work
Offer free, expert and impartial advice to anyone looking for help with issues around health and work.? stopped
There are many pages available on Gov.uk that will provide the employer with the guidance they require, some that might be useful are:
Working, jobs and pensions
Advice on working, jobs and pensions; this covers contracts of employment and working hours, dismissals and redundancies, health and safety at work, payroll, pensions, statutory leave and time off and trade unions and workers rights.
Advice on recruitment and disabled people, reasonable adjustments at work and Access to Work.
Access to Work
Get help at work if you’re disabled or have a health condition.
To check how much sick pay you are eligible for.
Equality Act 2010
Information and guidance on the Equality Act 2010, including age discrimination and public sector Equality Duty.
There have been significant changes with the benefit system as the Government rolls out universal credit. These links may be of help
https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit This page includes a links to benefit calculators
Health and Safety Executive
Advice for employees with mental health conditions.
Mind – For better mental health
Provides information on steps employees can take to make the workplace mentally healthier, with free resources to improve mental wellbeing, training courses and wellbeing booklet packs.
Information about keeping well at work, talking to your manager, support, information and contacts.
The Pensions Advisory Service
Offer free and impartial guidance to people with workplace and personal pensions.
Rethink mental illness
Rethink Mental Illness is a leading provider of mental health services in England. They provide support for people to gain and sustain employment using a person centered approach to ensure their job is the right one for them. They provide employer liaison and return to work, reasonable adjustments and mental health training.
Employment and job retention services. Advice on disclosure of mental health issues to employers and, where appropriate, will work with an individual and their employer to provide ongoing support in their work place.
They can help you explore your options, understand your problems better or just be there to listen.
SANE is a leading UK mental health charity. We work to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.
A charity that provide joined-up services for government, local authorities, combined authorities, employers, stakeholders and individuals, working to reach one goal: to help transform the lives of one million young people and adults each year.
Time to Change Employer’s Pledge
Time to Change is a campaign run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness which changes public attitudes and perceptions towards mental health. They provide support for employees.
Trades Union Congress (TUC)
Provide help and advice for working people with a range of topics on workplace guidance.1