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A return to work toolkit for managers and employees

A free online toolkit has been developed to support the return to work of those who have been absent from work due to mental ill-health. The toolkit offers practical guidance, checklists, templates and advice. It has been developed with the input of employees, managers, business owners, employment lawyers and professionals working in Human Resources and Occupational Health around the UK.

The researchers, based at Kingston and Loughborough universities, are looking for individuals to complete short surveys and interviews about the toolkit. As part of the evaluation they will be asking employers and employees about their experience of returning to work.


We are looking for:

Individuals we can interview about the toolkit once they have had a chance to review it.
Please get in contact if you are: 
  • An employee currently off work due to mental ill-health (or have been off recently)
  • A manager/employer who are currently managing someone off work (or have done recently)
  • An Occupational Health, HR manager or other health and well-being practitioner who is involved in the return to work process

Small to medium business owners can also take part by completing two surveys, before and after reviewing the toolkit.

You can also give us your open feedback by completing this online survey once you have reviewed the toolkit:


  • Online/home-based



Contact information:

For more information visit: 

or contact Rebecca Peters. Email:  

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