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Employers | Access to Work Mental Health Support Service.

Workplace stress has been cited as the top reason for employee sickness absence in recent years*.

And 85 per cent of small-and-medium-sized business leaders said employee mental health was their biggest health and safety challenge for 2023**.

The Access to Work Mental Health Support Service is available at no cost, to help your employees stay in work.

This service is quick and easy to access, and you can promote it to your workforce to help reduce absenteeism, presenteeism and workforce attrition.

Contact us to discuss how we can help you to sustain a happy and healthy workforce.

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We have already helped more than 20,000 people remain in their jobs, with:

Workplace support

With advice on potential adjustments.

Wellbeing plans

To support employees in addressing their workplace challenges.

Coping strategies

To help employees understand their condition — and manage the impact on work.

This service is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and no formal diagnosis is required. For more information, please fill in the form below.

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Frequently asked questions


As an employer, how will our organisation benefit?

Your organisation will benefit from having a more productive, engaged and resilient workforce. Your employees can be signposted towards the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service where they can receive easy-to-access, confidential, one-to-one support to improve their wellbeing and help them to remain in work. To learn more about how the service can support your organisation you can join one of our monthly webinars.

Read about the difference the service has made to individuals and businesses.

How do employers promote this service to their employees?

We are happy to support you in promoting the service to your employees. You can register for access to our employer toolkit which contains resources to raise awareness of this service among your line managers, HR teams and employees.

We also have a dedicated Partnerships team who can help you to understand and embed the Access to Work Mental Health Support in your organisation.

How does the service differ to an Employer Assistance Programme (EAP) or Occupational Health (OH) service?

The Access to Work Mental Health Support Service offers non-clinical work-focused mental health support, to allow employees to perform well in their role while managing the symptoms of their mental health condition. It is available to anyone in employment and will complement an existing EAP or OH service.

How it differs from EAP and OH services that many employers provide:

  • Confidential support from a vocational rehabilitation consultant for nine months, offering longer term support than EAP and OH services.
  • Coping strategies to allow employees to effectively undertake their role in the workplace and to manage the symptoms of their mental health condition at work.
  • No formal diagnosis is required to access the support.
  • Effective workplace adjustments with employee consent; this could include meeting employers face-to-face.
  • Available to anyone in employment including those who are self-employed, contractors and apprentices.

I am an employee, what do I do?

If your mental health is affecting your work, the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service is here for you.

We can help you manage conditions such as anxiety, depression and stress, so that you feel happier and healthier in your role. Find out more about our employee support.


*Mind / Federation of Small Businesses
**HR Solutions survey