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Department of Health: Staff

Question for Department of Health

UIN 52115, tabled on 7 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that employers provide a working environment which is conducive to the good mental health of their employees.

Answered on

14 November 2016

Employers already have to take certain actions to comply with health and safety and equality laws, but it is also important to build healthy, inclusive workplaces. Government supports them to do so through schemes such as Access to Work, which supports the disability-related needs of individuals in the workplace; and Fit for Work, which provides a free, expert, impartial work and health advice service for employers, and a targeted occupational health assessment for employees who are off sick for four weeks or more.