Return to work after sickness absence
Being in ‘good’ work (i.e. work in a supportive and safe workplace that permits worker autonomy, control and job satisfaction) is generally beneficial to health and wellbeing.
“Return to work is a vital social indicator of recovery and rehabilitation leading to better health outcomes and quality of life”
Equally, long-term worklessness is harmful to physical and mental health. People who are out of work for extended periods are at risk of losing their skills and confidence in a rapidly changing world of work.