Why Make Adjustments?

Adjustments are needed to help all employees maintain good mental health and prevent existing conditions from worsening or new conditions from developing.

It’s about ensuring that staff feel comfortable and happy at work, free from stress and have a clear view of their responsibilities. Adjustments often contribute towards sustaining a good work/life balance.

Remember that your employer has a responsibility to do a risk assessment and ensure the risks to employee health and safety are reduced and controlled – this includes identifying any adjustments that are needed and then implementing them where possible.

Furthermore, under the Equality Act, it’s a legal requirement to make adjustments for someone with a mental health problem that’s diagnosed as a disability.

Making a few small adjustments to help a member of staff do their job more comfortably is much more cost effective than losing them and having to recruit and train a new employee.