Access to Work support for employers and employees

Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability.

The support you get will depend on your needs. Through Access to Work, you can apply for:

  • a grant to help pay for practical support with your work
  • support with managing your mental health at work
  • money to pay for communication support at job interviews

Whether you are an employee who would like additional support, or an employer who wants to support an employee, you can access the Access to Work scheme run the Department of Work and Pensions.  It’s a free service and there are lots of downloadable resources available.

Trained Mental Health First Aiders may also want to signpost to this service as well.

For more information and to download resources please go to: 

There are two providers offering free support:

Access to Work Mental Health Support Service Employer Toolkit ( 

For more information about becoming a Disability Confident Employer please visit:

ACAS Making Working Life better for everyone in Britain: