Return to work after sickness absence

Being in ‘good’ work (i.e. work in a supportive and safe workplace that permits worker autonomy, control and job satisfaction) is generally beneficial to health and wellbeing. 

“Return to work is a vital social indicator of recovery and rehabilitation leading to better health outcomes and quality of life”

- Mental Health Foundation

Equally, long-term worklessness is harmful to physical and mental health. People who are out of work for extended periods are at risk of losing their skills and confidence in a rapidly changing world of work.

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