Tools and downloads

The site content is based on the Guidelines for helping employees successfully return to work following depression, anxiety or a related mental health problem. These guidelines were developed through a systematic process of assessing consensus between consumers, employers and health professionals. All the items in the guidelines were rated as important or essential by all three groups. Download a copy of the guidelines here.

Topics in PDF form

Download PDF versions of the topics for your role here:

imgAll topics

imgTopics for return-to-work coordinators

imgTopics for supervisors

imgTopics for small business owners

imgTopics for human resources professionals

imgTopics for OHS professionals

imgTopics for employees

imgTopics for colleagues

imgTopics for family and friends

imgTopics for Trade union representatives

imgTopics for health professionals


Use this template to guide and record discussions with an absent employee.

Use this template to guide and record discussions about the possibility of relapse.

Use this template to help draw up a return-to-work plan.

A alternative template for planning return to work.

Use this template to guide and record return-to-work discussions.

Use this template to let an absent employee know about the return-to-work interview.

Use this template to help you develop a policy around return to work after mental illness.