Managing employees with stress, anxiety or depression | Sickness and incapacity| HR and employment law | EEF

Managing employees with stress, anxiety or depression

Useful tools

Download an extensive range of tools and documents to help manage sickness and incapacity issues.

Explore downloads

General guidance on managing sickness absence where the employee has an underlying medical condition can be found elsewhere in this section. This page looks at the additional considerations when managing employees with stress-related absence. 

For guidance on employees who go sick during disciplinary or performance review proceedings, see How to - manage employees who go off sick with stress during disciplinary or performance review proceedings.


In order to access the remainder of this page, please log in or register: My account.


We recommend that you take our advice before using any of the information or documents on this website. You should always seek specific legal advice before taking or refraining from any action. Information and documents on this website are prepared in accordance with the laws of England, Wales and Scotland. Users accessing from Northern Ireland should be aware that different laws and interpretations may be applicable to Northern Ireland.

Online payments are not supported by your browser. Please choose an alternative browser or make payments through the 'Other payment options' on step 3.