Absence from work

Time off because of a mental health issue

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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:

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.

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Please do not include any personal information, for example email address or phone number. Unfortunately we cannot respond to individual requests for information. If you need help, call our helpline on 0300 123 1190