Health for Work Adviceline for Small Business

The Health for Work Adviceline for Small Business is part of the Government’s initiative to help people stay in work or return to work more quickly when they develop a health condition or impairment.

All managers will have experienced how the health of an individual impacts on their performance. What's more, with the increase of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression, it is now more important than ever to:

  • find the advice and support you need today to help an employee experiencing ill health;
  • develop a plan to effectively and sympathetically deal with employee sickness absence;
  • establish how to deal with similar problems in the future, should they occur;
  • think differently about your business and the investment you could make in a healthy workplace.

The free Adviceline tries to address these issues by providing small business managers with early and easy access to high quality, professional advice tailored to their needs. Qualified occupational health nurses will be available to take calls during office hours to provide advice to managers of small businesses on any occupational health issue affecting an individual employee.

Small business managers will also be helped to understand how to manage future cases of employee ill health and sickness absence and how to introduce healthier working practices that will positively impact all members of staff.

Visit the Health for Work Adviceline for Small Business for further information.

Alternatively, contact the Adviceline using the freephone number 0800 0 77 88 44. If you phone during working hours you will be connected to a local professional who will be happy to discuss your specific requirements further. The Adviceline’s website provides a call back form should you wish to contact the Adviceline outside working hours. Completing this will ensure that one of their local experts will phone you back within two hours of the next working day.

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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
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