Mental Health, Sick Leave and Return to Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By LBF2020 (other events)

Thursday, November 5 2020 12:30 PM 1:10 PM

The Mental Health and Productivity Pilot (MHPP) is a 3 year programme funded by Midlands Engine, until June 2022.  It includes partners from universities, mental health charity Mind, local authorities and Public Health England.  MHPP supports employers across the Midlands Engine region to improve the future of workplace mental health and wellbeing. One of its key projects, led by Loughborough University, is a free three-step online toolkit to support both employees and employers in the return to work process following long term sickness absence during the COVID-19 pandemic - The toolkits are based on a wellbeing model irrespective of the reason for long-term sick leave.

The event will present the evidence from the scientific literature of what works best for reducing long-term sickness absence and for a sustainable return to work, how the online toolkits are underpinned by the evidence and how organisations can take part in a pilot study to use the free toolkits or receive a detailed report on their own return to work processes during these unprecedented times.

The event is aimed at HR Directors/teams, occupational health providers, large, medium and small enterprises from any sector who are looking for new ways to manage long-term sick leave and return to work and are who interested in the recent scientific evidence.

What will attendees gain? 

Recent scientific evidence on return to work; access to free online toolkits or a detailed report about their current long-term sickness absence and return to work process by registering for the pilot study.


  • Presentation
  • Q&A


Dr Fehmidah Munir

Mailing Address

Leicester Business Festival CIC, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester, LE3 5BJ