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Mr A works as a joiner for a large employer in the city. He was signed off from work due to an injury to his back caused by a job he was doing. Before this happened he had asked his manager for further support as although he’d been qualified as a joiner for some time, he was moved to another contract that required him to complete tasks that he had very little experience of.
He did not receive any extra support which caused him to develop symptoms of stress and anxiety. Mr A was referred to the company occupational health department and met with his manager to discuss a return to work; his physical symptoms were acknowledged but they were very dismissive of his mental health symptoms.
Before being signed off his manager opted to start capability procedures further exacerbating his stress and anxiety.
Mr A was referred to SOHAS midway through his absence; he met with our advisor, James, who provided guidance for requesting occupational health support which noted his stress and anxiety. A letter was also drafted providing the employer with recommendations on how best to support him back to work that actively looks to address his mental health to ensure that he’s able to stay well and in work such as carrying out a stress assessment and organising regular supervision.