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Published Thursday, 2nd February 2017

Remploy, is reminding people about the Workplace Mental Health Support Service from Access to Work which has helped almost 7,000 people across Britain talk about their mental health.

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As part of  ‘Time to Talk’ day on 2nd February, Remploy, the disability employment specialist, is reminding people about the Workplace Mental Health Support Service from Access to Work which has helped almost 7,000 people across Britain talk about their mental health.

Every year one in four people will experience a mental health problem and Time to Talk, which is part of the national Time to Change campaign, aims to address the taboo that still exists in society around mental health.

The Access To Work Workplace Mental Health Support Service, delivered by a team of trained and experienced professionals, supports individuals with depression, anxiety, stress or other mental health issues affecting their work and has achieved over 90% success rate of people retaining their employment six months after joining the programme.

Gareth Parry, Chief Executive of Remploy said: “Talking is really key for anyone struggling with their mental health and it’s an important part of dealing with their condition. Having experienced my own mental health challenges, I understand how difficult it can be for people to open up about their mental health but talking to friends, family or seeking specialist and confidential support from organisations like Remploy, can really help. 

He added: “Having a job you enjoy is good for mental health and wellbeing and the majority of people with mental health conditions want to continue to work but don’t know where to get the help they need to help them keep their job in more difficult times. I would encourage anyone in this position to give us a call and just talk to us.”

The free and confidential Workplace Mental Health Support Service is available to individuals with a mental health condition, who are either absent from work or simply finding work difficult to maintain. Support is personalised and can include; work focused mental health support over a period of six months, an opportunity to identify coping strategies and a tailored work plan detailing the steps needed to remain in, or return to work.

The programme also provides advice and guidance to enable employers to fully understand mental health issues in the workplace and how they can better support employees who experiencing poor mental health. Employers are, however, only engaged with the permission of the individual.

Individuals and employers can apply for support from the Workplace Mental Health Support Service by contacting Remploy on 0300 456 8114 or by visiting www.remploy.co.uk/mentalhealth. 


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Notes to Editors:

About Remploy

  • The Access To Work Workplace Mental Health Support Service was launched in 2011 and is delivered by Remploy across the UK. It helps maintain in employment people with stress, depression, anxiety or other mental health issues
  •  Remploy was established 70 years ago to provide training and employment after the Second World War for injured and disabled ex-servicemen and miners.
  • Since 2010, Remploy has found more than 100,000 jobs in mainstream employment for people with a range of physical, sensory and learning disabilities, mental health conditions and other disadvantages.
  • Remploy works with more than 2,500 employer partners including Marks & Spencer, TC Facilities Management, BT, Mitie, ASDA, Royal Mail, Sainsbury’s and the NHS
  • It invests in developing innovative services for employers which are cost effective and business efficient including consultancy and a vocational rehabilitation service
  • In March 2015, Remploy entered into a joint venture with MAXIMUS, a leading operator of government health and human services programmes in the United States, UK, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia and on 7 April 2015 Remploy left government ownership in the joint venture in which Remploy employees have a 30% stake.
  • It invests in developing innovative services for employers which are cost effective and business efficient including consultancy and a vocational rehabilitation service
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