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Trial service to help staff manage mental health conditions at work

RSSB has secured funding to trial an independent service on behalf of the industry to support staff whose employment is made more challenging due to mental health problems.

The trial, which is expected to run until February 2020, will deliver support to employees experiencing difficulties and to rail companies to improve their confidence in supporting staff with mental health issues.

Employees who are at risk of losing their jobs due to sickness absence and/or performance issues will be the primary target group.

Advice and support for the trial will be provided through a full-time mental health and employment support specialist, who will be recruited by RSSB.

The specialist will work with individuals, occupational health services, human resources departments and other mental health professionals to facilitate detailed assessments and provide recommendations. The specialist will create a knowledge bank of industry roles and suggest common adjustments to assist.

Funding for the scheme has come from the Department for Work and Pensions.


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