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)

http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1342

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

www.bigwhitewall.com

Online mental health and well-being service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community culture.

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/work/rights-at-work/

Provides information and advice on rights at work.

Disability Rights UK

https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help

Disability Rights UK offers advice and information on independent living and career opportunities.

Equality and Human Rights Commission

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance?who=organisation

Equality and Human Rights Commission offer advice and guidance about the Human Rights Act and the Equality Act.

Fit for work

https://support.fitforwork.org/app/home

Offer free, expert and impartial advice to anyone looking for help with issues around health and work.? stopped

Gov.uk

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

https://www.gov.uk/browse/working

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.

Disabilities

https://www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities/work

Advice on recruitment and disabled people, reasonable adjustments at work and Access to Work.

Access to Work

https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work

Get help at work if you’re disabled or have a health condition.

Sick Pay

https://www.gov.uk/statutory-sick-pay

To check how much sick pay you are eligible for.

Equality Act 2010

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/equality-act-2010-guidance

Information and guidance on the Equality Act 2010, including age discrimination and public sector Equality Duty.

Benefits

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

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-style-jobseekers-allowance

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-style-employment-and-support-allowance

https://www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus/existing-benefit-claims

Health and Safety Executive

http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/mental-health-employees.htm

Advice for employees with mental health conditions.

Mind – For better mental health

https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/

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.

Mindful Employer

http://www.mindfulemployer.net/employees

Information about keeping well at work, talking to your manager, support, information and contacts.

The Pensions Advisory Service

https://www.pensionsadvisoryservice.org.uk/

Offer free and impartial guidance to people with workplace and personal pensions.

Rethink mental illness

https://www.rethink.org/services-groups/service-types/employment-and-training

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.

Richmond Fellowship

www.richmondfellowship.org.uk

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.

Samaritans

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you

They can help you explore your options, understand your problems better or just be there to listen.

Sane

http://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do

SANE is a leading UK mental health charity. We work to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.

Shaw Trust

https://www.shaw-trust.org.uk/en-GB/About-us

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

https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/tackle-stigma-workplace/support-employees

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)

https://www.tuc.org.uk/

Provide help and advice for working people with a range of topics on workplace guidance.

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