If you were off sick because of stress, it is important that you think carefully about how your mental health was affected by work, and what you and your line manager can do differently. The HSE has some useful guidance on this, including a section on what employers must legally do
The NHS advice for people returning to work after a period of sick leave because of a mental health problem can be found below.
Mind, the mental health charity, have some useful tips for people to consider when returning to work from sickness absence
The NHS Wales managing attending at work policy can be found at the link here:
The RCN, GMB, Unison and Unite work closely together with WAST on improving employee wellbeing. You should contact your union representation when you are thinking about returning to work. Their support and insights can be useful to help you to think about your options. See the WAST intranet for contact details.