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Access to Work Mental Health Support Service

The Access to Work Mental Health Support Service is a free service funded by the Department for Work & Pensions and is designed to help people experiencing mental health difficulties to have more good days.  Able Futures are working with Solihull Council HR to provide this service which enables employees and their families to quickly access a wide range of support from qualified health care professionals.

If you have an employee on your team (or if yourself or a family member are experiencing difficulties), you can encourage the individual to contact the free telephone helpline or online portal and you typically get a call back within one working day. The support provided is designed around the employee, their needs and daily routine and can involve a support programme of up to 9 months. To qualify for the service employees, will need to be working full or part time and have mental health difficulties that impact upon their work (there does not have to be a diagnosed condition).  The service will provide support to assist in reducing absence and help employees to remain in work.

The service complements the Occupational Health and Employee Assistance Programs available and more information can be found on the HR Extranet wellbeing page or you can visit

Please see PDF document for display in the school staff room below.

Publication type: general information
School phase: all infant academies, all infant schools, all junior academies, all junior schools, all post 16s, all primary academies, all primary schools, all pupil referral units, all secondary academies, all secondary schools, all special schools
Staff audience: governors/management committee members, headteachers/principals/managers, NQTs, site staff, special needs co-ordinators, teachers, bursars, clerks to governors
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Date published: 21/12/18