About Return to Work

The great majority of people who experience depression or an anxiety disorder recover and have productive working lives.

For many people, staying at work plays a critical role in recovery. For those who do take time off, the way the return-to-work process is handled can play an equally important role.

The 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.

The development of workplace-mentalhealth.net.au was funded by Beyond Blue under the Victorian Centre for Excellence in Depression and Anxiety research grant scheme. The site was developed by a group of researchers in the Population Mental Health Group at The University of Melbourne with support from an expert Advisory Panel.

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