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THANK YOU -Thanks to all the lovely patients who leave gifts and cards for the doctors, nurses, MDT and admin staff. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.

HAVE YOU SEEN OUR FACEBOOK PAGE ? - for helpful information and links

www.lifelinehelpline.info      telephone-08088088000

https://www.ballynahinchcounselling.com

MINDING YOUR HEAD- A USEFUL GUIDE TO MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING RESOURCES

useful guide to mental health resources

OVER 50s ALCOHOL SUPPORT

A free national helpline, 7 days a week 0808 8010750

Monday - Friday 12pm-8pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am -4pm.

https://addictionni.com/ways-we-support-you/over-50s-alcohol-helpline

BARNARDOS NI SEE, HEAR, RESPOND CAN HELP YOU

Families in Northern Ireland can now self-refer for See, Hear, Respond online at https://www.barnardos.org.uk/northern-ireland-see-hear-respond or call 0800 157 7015 available from noon until 7pm, Monday to Friday

 

A new service has been launched by Women's Aid for domestic violence. Please see link below

www.belfastwomensaid.org.uk

This facility is available Monday to Friday 10am - 12 noon.

PAPYRUS - PREVENTION OF YOUNG SUICIDE

Please see following information

If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice by:

 

Calling: 0800 068 4141

Texting: 07860039967

   E Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

 

 

Useful Information

 

Our webpages have lots of advice and information too https://papyrus-uk.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)



 
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