Janine*, Occupational Physician

"It is really important to strike the right balance between giving someone returning to work too much responsibility and taking away those things that give them a sense of belonging in the workplace. Sometimes the temptation can be to say to someone that because they are not well, they don't need to work in a team. But that can actually take away one of the things that helps them at work and gives them social support and a sense of belonging. It does depend on circumstances though, and it's important to weigh up the costs and benefits for the person."

*not her real name