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There is increasing evidence that participation in good work is good for health and wellbeing but many people with temporary or permanent physical or mental health conditions struggle to find work, recover at work or return to work.

Work participation rates for people with temporary or permanent physical or mental health conditions need to improve. Despite efforts to improve outcomes, return to work rates have stagnated. Increasing workforce participation and productivity is essential to maintain Australian living standards as our population ages.

The Collaborative Partnership brings together organisations from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Using forward thinking collaborative and innovative approaches, the partnership will drive improvements in work participation for people with temporary or permanent physical or mental health conditions which may impact their ability to work.

This is an opportunity for organisations, industry groups and sectors that support work participation to connect and work with other like-minded businesses; to be seen as a leader in work participation and benefit from the experience of other sectors.

The Collaborative Partnership will deliver work across five priority areas:

  1. Cross-sector system—working across sectors to align services to support people with a temporary or permanent physical or mental health condition that impacts their ability to work, to participate in work.
  2. Employer mobilisation—mobilising employers to improve their capacity to provide employment opportunities for people with a temporary or permanent physical or mental health condition that impacts their ability to work.
  3. Employee awareness—improving employee understanding of the health benefits of good work and promoting their role in using work as part of their recovery.
  4. GP support—providing support to general practitioners through nationally consistent approaches for quality service.
  5. Rehabilitation services—improving the quality and consistency of rehabilitation service provision, in particular for psychological injury.

Our partners are committed to making a difference and are providing funding and/or in-kind contributions.

Contact us if you want to get involved to achieve positive outcomes and join like-minded organisations working together for a common goal.