Maximus secures contract to continue delivery of Access to Work Mental Health Support Service

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As a leading health, disability and employment support provider, we have secured a contract to deliver the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service for at least the next four years.  

We have delivered the service through multiple contracts since 2011 and will continue to deliver one of two national contracts covering England, Scotland and Wales. To date, it has supported tens of thousands of people with their workplace mental health. 

The service, funded by the Department for Work and Pensions, supports people struggling with their mental health to remain in, or return to, work. It provides users with up to nine months of tailored support, including workplace adjustments, expert guidance and signposting, and is delivered by a team of expert mental health support advisors who develop a tailored wellbeing support plan for each individual who accesses the service.

Poor mental health is estimated to cost UK employers up to £56 billion each year and has been cited as the biggest reason for employee sickness absence. The service will also work with small and medium sized employers to improve line manager understanding of workplace wellbeing and signposting to support. 

Gareth Parry, Managing Director of Citizen Services at Maximus, said: “We’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions after more than 13 years of delivery of this service, maintaining our position as a leading disability and employment provider across the country.

“Improving workplace health and wellbeing is a critical issue for all businesses, including SMEs who may lack a formal HR function. Access to effective mental health support for employees has never been more important.

“The Access to Work Mental Health Support Service has already provided tailored support to tens of thousands of service users and their employers, improving workplace productivity and reducing sickness absence.”

For more information about the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service, visit our website.

24 May, 2024