Preventing and minimising the impact of mental health issues in the workplace

The incidence of mental health conditions is growing. In fact, according to the ABS (2009), one in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental health issue in any year.

In addition, it is not uncommon for workers with physical injuries to develop secondary psychological barriers preventing a speedy recovery and return to work, including stress, anxiety and depression.

This can have a dramatic impact on businesses, let alone a person’s life.

Our Psychological and wellbeing services support employers and employees by preventing and minimising the impacts of mental health issues in the workplace.

We use highly qualified and skilled health professionals experienced in the management of a range of psychological conditions.

Available in one off assessments or in conjunction with our return to work programs, our service includes:

  • Workplace based training packages:

    ‘prevention is better than cure’ is particularly relevant with psychological conditions. Our workplace training packages can be individually tailored to meet insurer or employer needs and can include:

    • Mental Health First Aid
    • Stress management
    • Managing psychological injuries
  • Tailored initial assessment:

    specifically addressing psychological capacity and indicators for returning to work

  • Identifying barriers to returning to work:

    providing support and motivational counselling and implementing individualised programs for identified barriers

  • Psychological and Adjustment to Injury Counselling:

    focused on motivational interviewing and stages of change, delivered via registered Psychologists

  • Conflict resolution services:

    focused on the resolution of workplace conflict impacting a return to work

  • Pre-liability stress assessment:

    providing detailed information about the underlying causal factors contributing to a claim, including the perspective of the worker, employer and medical practitioners, the worker’s social situation and their level of psychological functioning