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Working for recovery: Suitable employment for return to work following psychological injury

Comcare has recently developed a new guide, Working for recovery: Suitable employment for return to work following psychological injury. The guide offers information and resources to help case managers, supervisors and managers assist employees with a psychological injury or mental ill health return to suitable employment. It is specifically intended to help optimise work participation and improve outcomes for psychological injury claims. However, much of the material is relevant regardless of whether the condition is compensable.

The guide has been developed to supplement Comcare’s First steps back: A guide to suitable employment for rehabilitation case managers. It reflects best practice, provides common sense approaches to dealing with tough issues, and points to a range of other useful information, guidance material and resources.

The guide has been developed from practitioner insights, leading expertise, recent research, and the lived experience of those who have been through the journey to recovery.

Working for recovery is structured to provide clear information, practical guidance and helpful resources to assist managers and rehabilitation case managers to understand why, what and how to:

  • respond early
  • understand work capacity
  • provide flexible solutions
  • coordinate return to work
  • empower employees
  • tackle barriers and address risks.

The guide is available on Comcare’s website.

A snapshot overview of the guide is also available.

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Page last updated: 22 Oct 2014