Well-being, illness and return to work

Anyone can experience mental imbalance and poor well-being. It affects our quality of life and can lead to long-term absence from work due to illness. We must try to prevent that, of course.

On this page, you will find some simple tips to find a better balance in your everyday life and achieve greater well-being in your working life.

The page is divided into three phases, each providing specific tools that can help you if you want to improve your balance and well-being, if you are absent due to illness and want some tips on how best to recover or if you have just returned to work after long-term absence due to illness.


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Find your balance and achieve mental well-being

Are you thriving at work?

It is extremely important that you have the right conditions at work to avoid poor well-being and stress. Fortunately, there is much we as individuals can do to achieve a more balanced working life.

One of the most important things you can do to ensure that you thrive at work is to talk with you manager or your colleagues to align your own and their expectations for the job and, not least, to express your current situation in words.

The colour scale below may be a useful, visual tool for this purpose. Are you experiencing a high level of well-being (green), a low level of well-being (yellow) or burnout (red). There is a fine line between the different states of well-being and burnout, but it may nonetheless be a good tool to pinpoint how you really feel. 

If you are interested in more useful tools to create well-being and balance in your life, you can download the folder ‘Are you thriving?’.

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How are you feeling?

Get to know your signs and respond to them.




How to create more balance in your everyday life

Is balance the same for everyone? Watch and learn how to create more balance in your everyday life.


What is poor well-being?

Each year, more and more Danes suffer from poor well-being and stress. Research shows, however, that if you react as soon as you notice the first symptoms, you can prevent and avoid stress – or give yourself the optimum chance of a quick recovery.

Poor well-being can be related to stress. If you want to learn more, you can read about it here.


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Use our healthcare tools to strengthen your physical and mental health

With all the demands placed on us in our busy lives, it is important to feel both physically and mentally balanced. We can help you with that.

Our healthcare tools help you to take important steps towards preventing illness and improving your health by making a few simple changes to your routines. Our healthcare tools include a wide range of tips, tests, podcasts and training programmes developed in collaboration with a number of health experts.


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If you are reported absent due to illness

If you should fall ill for a prolonged period of time, the most important thing is, of course, for you to get well. However, during your absence from work, there are a few practical issues that you should pay special attention to. Below, you can see the different phases typically involved if you are absent due to illness.

You do not have to say anything about the nature of your illness. Agree early on how and how often you are to talk.

Do you want to learn more about your options during your absence due to illness? In the folder ‘If you are reported absent due to illness’, you can read about your rights, fit for work certificates, sickness absence interviews and what other things your employer may request during your absence due to illness.


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Returning to work after being absent due to illness

Returning to work can be difficult, and you may need time to readjust to an active working life. Here are some tips on how best to return to work after a long-term absence.

One of the things you can do is to talk with your manager about your own and the company’s expectations. You can bring the form and write down initial and subsequent agreements.

To ensure you get the best possible return, it is a good idea to discuss the list  below.

Get more inspiration and tips in our guide and create the best possible conditions for a good return to work.


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