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Decision details

Employee Assistance Scheme/Occupational Health/Sickness Absence Six Monthly Report - CUS/23/347

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


(i)             to note that officers would include data around Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in the Mental Health and Wellbeing update report which was due to Committee in January;

(ii)            to note that officers had undertaken to include information on SAD within the toolkits and leaflets available to staff, and would liaise with Vivup to ascertain whether any other support was available;

(iii)          to note that officers had made information available on the intranet in respect of wellbeing in winter, including a podcast on SAD, and that this would be circulated to Members and Trade Union Advisers for information;

(iv)          to note the potential impact on the mental health of staff who were either being investigated or who had raised matters through the other Policies for People, and that officers would include detail on this in the January Mental Health and Wellbeing update report; and

(v)           to note that the data included within the report evidenced progress made to date against the specific aims of the Absence Improvement Project as detailed in section 3.4 of the report.


Publication date: 16/11/2023

Date of decision: 13/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 13/11/2023 - Staff Governance Committee

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