Time off because of a mental health issue
If someone needs time off because of a mental health issue, it’s important to take the matter seriously and be supportive.
You should also:
- check how your workplace deals with absence to find out how the absence should be managed
- keep in touch during the absence
Remember that the amount of time off needed can vary, depending on:
- how severe the issue is
- the person affected (everyone’s experience of a mental health issue is different)
The employee might need continued support or time off after they return to work.