Absence from work

Time off because of a mental health issue

If someone needs time off because of a mental health issue, it’s important to take the matter seriously and be supportive.

You should also:

Remember that the amount of time off needed can vary, depending on:

  • how severe the issue is
  • the person affected (everyone’s experience of a mental health issue is different)

The employee might need continued support or time off after they return to work.