This section of the website
explains the term ‘reasonable adjustment’ and includes links to
specific guides for employees and also line managers.
The guide for employees
includes examples of adjustments that Rethink has identified from
its work based on experiences of people with a mental health
to your manager about stress and distress’
section includes issues to think about before approaching your
an ongoing illness whilst at work’ has examples
of coping strategies and ensuring that you are more likely to spot
when your condition is posing difficulties to your life and
of reasonable adjustments’. This part of the
website is from the section aimed at employers, but it includes
useful examples of changes to work and work patterns.
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.
This 'Tailored adjustment
agreement' template is intended to be a living record of reasonable
adjustments agreed between a disabled employee and their line
The purpose of this agreement
- 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 work.
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 employers
who have limited experience or knowledge of mental
in employment’ booklet
by Alison Cobb and Kaaren Cruse, includes sections on recognising
signs of mental distress, making changes to your job, work
environment or working practice. It also includes information
and advice on getting support for putting the adjustments you need
The health conditions part of
the website includes a link to an American publication called
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 you can do and those which you may experience
difficulties with and how best to negotiate for the adjustments you