Return to work after illness or injury – Blog archive

Return to work after illness or injury

Returning to work after illness or injury can feel like a relief, it’s a return to normality. But it can also feel daunting wondering if you can cope, still do the job and what to say to people.  These blogs share what you can do to ensure a successful transition. And by ‘work’, I mean paid work, volunteering or education. Also, work doesn’t have to be a 9-5 job. 

How to fit in at work when returning after illness

How to fit in at work when returning after illness

Trying to fit in at work when returning after illness or injury can feel like another job in itself in addition to doing your job. You may have all sorts of questions and concerns. Yet returning to work can restore a sense of normality to your life and routine. It can...

How to improve your mental health with five a day

How to improve your mental health with five a day

What do you to improve your mental health? Like we are encouraged to have five types of vegetables and fruit every day, what are your five go to activities to maintain or improve your mental health? Our mental health is being tested right now What with everything...

Why I hope social prescribing by doctors won’t be around for long

Why I hope social prescribing by doctors won’t be around for long

Social prescribing is becoming a popular concept in healthcare and treatment. GPs in England can prescribe dance classes for people who are lonely. Doctors in Shetland, Scotland can now prescribe nature. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has also launched the...

Managing expectations at work after illness or injury

Managing expectations at work after illness or injury is so important to ensure your return to work is a good enough transition. And linked to this is what you tell people. You may be wondering what to say to people, if anything, about what happened to you. It's ok to...

How to prepare for returning to work after illness

How to prepare for returning to work after illness

Prepare for returning to work after illness or injury. Is that a thing? You’ve been through a serious illness, perhaps life-changing for you in some ways, treatment has ended, your recovery is going pretty well and returning to work is now on the horizon. Hurrah! You...

Returning to work after a serious illness: What you need to know

Returning to work after a serious illness: What you need to know

Returning to work after a serious illness can feel like a relief. It’s a long-awaited return to normality. You may also have financial concerns of needing to make money again, wondering if you are ready to return, and just generally have anxieties and questions...

How to find a hobby to improve your mental health

How to find a hobby to improve your mental health

A month ago I wrote a blog on the 10 ways in which a hobby can improve your mental health when living with the impact of a serious illness or injury. But after writing the blog, I thought of something I did not address in it. It was a question put to me by someone...

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