Speaker 1: Dear Lena, thank you very much for letting me know that you will be returning to work on June 29th. I'm really pleased to hear that you're feeling well enough to come in. We've missed you. In order to plan your return to work, I would like to talk to you about how best to do this.


Speaker 1: Hello?

S2: Lena, it's Marika, how are you? Did you get that front room painted? 

S1: Yeah, and the corridor as well. Thank you for your letter. I was gardening and thinking about it.

S2: How are you feeling about returning about back to work? 

S1: Yeah, better. I was a little stressed about it, and then I got your letter, and the thought that we could talk about things before I actually returned to work made me feel better, made things seem more manageable.

S2: You don't have to talk about your depression. You can keep that private. I just called to see if there's any adjustments or changes we can make to help your recovery. Perhaps you'd like to work fewer hours or do different tasks for the first month, or if there was anything else at work concerning you we could talk about that.

S1: I didn't realise you can make those sort of changes.

S2: Oh, absolutely. If you had RSI and couldn't type for a month, we'd find you alternative tasks. Your depression is the same. It's a medical condition and we need to support you to get better.

S1: Oh, okay, alright. Well, I'll have a think about it.