This section of the website explains the term ‘reasonable
adjustment’ and includes links to specific guides for line
managers. This page on the website includes the link to the
can work it out’. This is a line manager’s guide to
reasonable adjustments for mental illness.
Small change, big difference a Cabinet
Office publication produced with
This is an initiative to tackle stigma and discrimination
surrounding mental health issues in England. The campaign aims to
create a society where people who experience mental health problems
enjoy the same rights and opportunities as other people. The
website has links specifically for employers. The line
managers resource is a practical guide to managing and supporting
people with mental health problems in the workplace.
reasonable adjustments’. This part of the website
includes useful examples of changes to work and work
Employers’ Forum on Disability
Employers' Forum on Disability is an employers' organisation
focused on disability as it affects business. The forum includes
employers from multinational corporations, Small and Medium sized
Enterprises and the public sector.
disabilities line manager guide’ includes extensive examples of
'Tailored adjustment agreement' template is intended to be a
living record of reasonable adjustments agreed between a disabled
employee and their line manager.
The purpose of this agreement is to:
- Ensure that both parties, the individual and the employer, have
an accurate record of what has been agreed.
- Minimise the need to re-negotiate reasonable adjustments every
time the employee changes jobs, is re-located or assigned a new
manager within the organisation.
- Provide employees and their line managers with the basis for
discussions about reasonable adjustments at future meetings.
This is a live document and should be reviewed regularly by both
the employee and manager and amended as appropriate.
ambitions: Better employment support for people with a mental
Rachel Perkins, Paul Farmer and Paul Litchfield
Department for Work and Pensions, December 2009
This review was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Work
and Pensions to look at mental health and employment and to
identify how Government could help people with mental health
conditions fulfil their employment ambitions. Chapter 4
includes examples of ‘reasonable adjustments’ that have enabled
people with a mental health condition to prosper at
This booklet ‘Flexible
working and work-life balance’ includes examples of
flexible working such as term time working, job shares and changes
to shift and rota patterns. It includes advice for employees
on how to apply for flexible working. The booklet includes
examples of flexible working from situations such as returning to
work after maternity leave which might be useful in discussions
with your employees, especially where you or they have limited
experience or knowledge of mental ill-health.
booklet by Alison Cobb and Kaaren Cruse, is written primarily
for people who experience mental distress, or are living with a
mental health diagnosis. It includes sections on making
changes to the workplace such as the work environment or working
practice. It also includes information and advice on getting
support for putting the adjustments needed in place which may be
useful for employers when discussing and agreeing reasonable
adjustments with your employees.
Chartered institute of Personnel and Development
and mental health at work factsheet, September
This comprehensive factsheet also includes a short section on
adjustments at work.
The health conditions part of the website includes a link to an
American publication called ‘Working
with MS’. This includes tips and techniques for
developing adjustments or accommodations or different job
duties. There is a five point plan to help identify the tasks
and activities that your employee can do and those which s/he may
experience difficulties with and how best to negotiate for the