Jobs and Careers Autumn 2017 - 57
Remploy helps over 9,000
people in work struggling
with their mental health
employ, the leading provider
of employment and skills
support for people with
disabilities and health conditions,
has now helped over 9,000 people
struggling with mental ill health to stay
in work through a specialist workplace
support programme across the UK.
The Access to Work Workplace
Mental Health Support Service,
delivered by Remploy on behalf of
the Department for Work & Pensions,
provides free and confidential
support to anyone with mental health
problems which are threatening their
job or psychological wellbeing.
The service is delivered by a team of
trained and experienced professionals
and has achieved a 93% success rate
of people retaining their employment.
In addition, Remploy offers a support
service for apprentices who find that
their mental health is a barrier to them
completing their training.
Greg McGahan, 44, from Hyde in
Manchester, used the Workplace Mental
Health Support Service while he was
struggling with mental health issues and
trying to balance his work and family life.
With several major changes at work and
what felt like an unmanageable workload,
Remploy offers support for apprentices
who find their mental health is a barrier
to them completing their training
Greg began to show signs of stress and
was unsure of his future.
"When I first contacted Remploy, I'd
been off work for a month due to stress,"
he says. "I was thinking about leaving my
job but, with my marriage already under
strain, I didn't want to lose my house and
- more importantly - my family."
Putting a plan in place
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Greg worked with his Remploy coach to
identify coping strategies, put reasonable
adjustments in place with his employer,
and create a tailored work plan.
"I've a settled working life again now
and a positive outlook," says Greg. "My
coach's support and assistance were
priceless. Remploy has enabled me to
feel comfortable in my workplace again
and I'm forever grateful."
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