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Employment Support

Common Mental Health conditions affect a large number of people of working age and they are a significant cause of absence from work. 

Evidence suggests that mental health problems can also cause lower productivity while employees are attending work, known as presenteeism.

Research suggests that being in work can have benefits for people with mild to moderate mental health problems and that the longer that somebody is absent from work due to their mental health issues, the less likely they are to return. Therefore it is vital that support is provided to people where their problems are impacting on their work, either to prevent them having to leave work or to ensure a return to work as quickly as possible.

Therefore it is important that the Steps 2 Wellbeing Service works closely with individuals, employers and other third sector organisations to ensure individuals with mental health problems are able either to remain at work or to return to work.

Steps to Wellbeing provides an employment support programme that works alongside psychological support. Employment support can take a number of forms and includes:

• Information and advice

• Support

• Signposting to other relevant services

• Training

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