Top 10 tips for Returning Employees

  1. Keep in touch with your employer when you are absent.
  2. Actively participate in your return-to-work program.
  3. Understand the value of work for health and recovery.
  4. Learn the symptoms and triggers of your mental health problem.
  5. Learn the effects of any medications you are taking and how these might impact on your work.
  6. Learn techniques for stress management.
  7. Discuss return to work with your healthcare professional.
  8. Seek help from healthcare professionals, family, friends and colleagues when you need it.
  9. Discuss and address barriers to return to work.
  10. Have an agreed plan with your supervisor to manage the possibility of relapse.