General and Government Organisations
GOV.UK (formerly known as Directgov public service advice)
Your rights under Disability Legislation including the Equality Act 2010 (which replaced the Disability Discrimination Act 1995)
Access to Work Scheme including online application form
Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
Welfare Reform – sustainable employment for disabled people and people with health conditions.
The Council for Work and Health
Professions delivering health, safety and wellbeing services to the working-age population.
ACAS: Advisory, Conciliation & Arbitration Service
Work and Mental Health
Mental Health at Work
Resources for managers, staff and organisations.
Business in the Community
Business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. Useful resources include:
- Mental health for employers toolkit
- Suicide prevention toolkit
- Crisis management in the event of a suicide: a postvention toolkit for employers
Centre for Mental Health
A charity with over 30 years experience in research, analysis and policy in mental health.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Work and mental health – information and resources for professionals supporting people remaining or getting back into work.
Information for the Worker, Employer, Clinician and Carer
Rethink Mental Illness
- This article includes information about developing a WRAP – Wellness and Recovery Action Plan, or Advance Statement/Directive:
What’s reasonable at work?
- Work and mental illness – getting a job factsheet
Mental Health First Aid England
Line managers’ resource – a practical guide to managing and supporting people with mental health problems in the workplace
This workbook is based on elements of WRAP – Wellness and Recovery Action Plan: Feeling stressed: keeping well, a personal workbook
Promoting mental health through learning and work.
Like an interactive self-help book helping you learn skills to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Support and research for good mental health.
Managing mental health in the workplace
Mental health training online and face to face.
Top tips for developing resilience during your commute.
Business in the Community
IOSH Home Office, mobile Office – managing remote working (see in link above)
Public Health England – Establish employees general health in the workplace:
Business In The Community: Self Assessment Toolkit. Assess your organisation’s mental and musculoskeletal health.
Disability Rights UK was formed through a unification of Disability Alliance, RADAR and National Centre for Independent Living on 1 January 2012.
Lots of advice and fact sheets on all areas, including benefits and also work.
Business Disability Forum Business Disability Forum provides a unique range of advice, support and expert tools to help organisations become disability-smart.
Ability Net AbilityNet exists to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education.
Business Healthy – City of London. A community and online resource for business leaders committed to improving the health and wellbeing of their workforce.
APIL Best Practice Guide on Rehabilitation
Condition Information Documents/links
Older Worker conditions:
Musculoskeletal/Back pain/Arthritis/Auto immune diseases:
Early Intervention Toolkit – fit for work. Toolkit to support an early intervention service for treatment of musculoskeletal conditions
Work and Arthritis, Arthritis Research UK (Appendix has practical info for employers and employees) Working with Arthritis policy report
Managing Ankylosing Spondylitis at Work – NASS (2 downloads, for employer and employee)
Get Britain Standing Campaign
The On Your Feet Britain Challenge dares you to take James Brown at his word and convert ‘sitting time’ to ‘standing time’.
Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
An Employers Guide to ME by Action for ME, to download.
Reasonable adjustments at work ideas (this is an American source, but many of the suggestions can be applied worldwide)
Diabetes and work
Head Injury, Stroke, MS, MND, Parkinsons and other neurological conditions incl Dementia and Alzheimers
Headway – The Brain Injury Association – returning to work after brain injury
Headway – Brain Injury – a guide for employers
The Stroke Association – Guide for Employers
Work After Stroke – Employers Guide Employers’ briefing paper, by different Strokes – support for younger stroke survivors, also:
Epilepsy and work
(Guide by Epilepsy Scotland)
Multiple Sclerosis and work
Work and MS: an employee’s guide
MS in the workplace: an employer’s guide
MND and work
Parkinsons and work
Alzheimer’s Society has produced an informative guide for employers to help them gain an understanding of dementia, how it impacts organisations and the practical steps they can take to support employees, clients and customers. Alzheimers Society
|Work and neuro diversity, incl Dyslexia, Dyscalcula, Autism sprectrum, Dyspraxia etc|
Neurotalentunlocked.com – innovations and solutions
Autism and work
Autism in the workplace, The National Autistic Society
Cancer and work
Department of Education and Skills – Education and Learning was the Department of Education and Skills DfES
Search for jobs, training, careers, childcare or voluntary work
Job Centre Guide, about benefits, CV writing, interviews and getting a job.
Department of Transport
Access for disabled people
Other transport advice: see Rica
Mobility Centres and driving assessments are available
IES on rehabilitation and work stress
Effective Rehabilitation after work related stress