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Health Benefits of Work

Comcare's Health Benefits of Work is based on the principles that:

  • work is generally good for mental and physical health, and wellbeing
  • work can help in recovery from injury or illness
  • an early, supported return to work can reduce the risk of longer term disability.

As a signatory to the Royal College of Physicians Consensus Statement 'Realising the Health Benefits of Work', Comcare recognises that work is generally good for health and wellbeing and that long-term absence, disability and unemployment generally have a negative impact on health and wellbeing.

Everyone should base their choices and actions on the knowledge that work can promote health and working can help with recovery. To achieve a change in the way we think about work and health, we need to engage with health professionals, service providers and workplaces to improve awareness, return to work practices and supports.

Page last updated: 30 Nov 2018