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.

Topics in PDF form

Download PDF Version of the topics for your role here.

Trade Union Representatives

Templates (Word DOC)

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

Contacting Absent Employees template.

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

Managing a possibility of relapse template.

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

Return to Work plan template Version .01

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

Return to Work plan template Version .02

A alternative template for planning return to work.

Return to Work Discussion template

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

Return to Work Interview letter template

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

Sample policy for Return to Work after Mental Illness.

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