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Implementing work-related mental health guidelines in General PRacticE (IMPRovE) – Research project

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The project aims to improve the response and behaviour of general practitioners (GP) towards patients with work-related mental health conditions.


Project update

Comcare has:

  • signed a multi-institute agreement
  • committed funding over four years and in-kind support.

We are also attending the Intervention Advisory Group and Steering Group meetings.

We expect recruitment of general medical practitioners (GPs) to begin in February 2020, with Comcare-targeted GPs in Victoria and NSW invited to participate in the intervention.


Project overview

Phase one

Clinical guidelines were developed to assist GPs with diagnosing and managing work-related mental health conditions.

The recommendations of the clinical guidelines were approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in late 2018 and launched in March 2019.

View the Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Work-Related Mental Health Conditions in General Practice.

Phase two

Comcare is a project partner on Monash University’s IMPRovE project.

IMPRovE is short for Implementing work-related Mental health guidelines in general PRacticE (IMPRovE) project.

This project aims to help implement the Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Work-Related Mental Health Conditions in General Practice.

See Information on the partnership trial for more information about this phase.

Project participants

Project lead

Monash University

Other organisations involved

  • Beyond Blue
  • Monash University
  • Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (DESSB)
  • State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA)
  • Return to Work SA
  • Workcover WAS
  • WorkSafe Victoria
  • iCare
  • Treating general medical practitioners (GPs).

Outputs

Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Work-Related Mental Health Conditions in General Practice

Related links

Information on the partnership trial


More information

For more information on this research project, contact research@comcare.gov.au.

This research project is part of our Research Plan Towards 2022 and supports our purpose to guide and support mental health and wellbeing.

Page last reviewed: 15 December 2019
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Date printed 12 Jul 2020

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