The ultimate goal of occupational health is to prevent workplace-related illnesses and injuries through a variety of actions, including:
- Encouraging safety in the workplace through safer work practices.
- Ensuring that employees are using ergonomically proper methods and actions.
- Monitoring overall health in the workplace, and looking for opportunities for improvement.
- Supporting employees who are struggling with illness or absences related to sickness.
Occupational health helps employers look at their current environment and work to reduce health risks and stay compliant with evolving regulations.
A Mental Health Assessment can assess the employee’s ability to perform their work role and suggest reasonable adjustments which can help.
This Mental Health Assessment is also accompanied by a screening of other health needs, e.g. physical needs.
What are the benefits of a Mental Health Assessment?
- This is an opportunity to conduct a detailed discussion with the individual regarding their health situation and work circumstances; gathering up-to-date information. It can identify if the individual is accessing relevant NHS/Private services suitable to them.
- Helps to identify any other barriers to employment, such as medical issues, physical, cognitive, social, financial, psychological and emotional factors that may need to be addressed.
- Saves the employer money on work days lost and minimises the sickness absence management costs.
- Speeds up the return-to-work process and helps to reduce the length of time the worker is absent from an existing job. Early resolution and addressing of issues reduces the negative impact of longer-term absenteeism and pressure on other employees.
Gives clear guidance on how to manage and support employees.
Sends a positive message about the employer’s active management of health needs and sickness absence.
Who is suitable for a Mental Health Assessment?
Suitable for a worker who is at work, but having difficulties performing job tasks, or is on sick leave.
The assessment will help the employer decide:
- What to do to help the employee return to full productivity.
- How to make suitable adaptations to the work tasks.
- Which job tasks or roles they can perform.
- How to fulfil their responsibilities to accommodate employees with reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010.
- Also suitable for an individual who is looking to begin employment, where more information about their mental health status is required.
Our services are confidential and adhere to GDPR guidelines as well as the confidentiality requirements of all UK regulatory and professional bodies.
We focus on getting you the right remote or online help anywhere in the country, in the comfort of your home. Our service integrates with other forms of ongoing health and mental care being provided by others e.g. GP, hospital, voluntary sector, etc.