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Work-related mental health guidelines in General PRacticE (IMPRovE) project

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The project aims to improve the implementation of evidence-based guidelines by general practitioners (GPs) when treating patients with work-related mental health conditions.

Project update

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

Comcare is attending the Intervention Advisory Group and Steering Group meetings.

Recruitment of GPs commenced in October 2020, with Comcare-targeted GPs invited to participate, and has now concluded. There have been more than 100 patients recruited to date. Research findings are due in November 2023.

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 WA
  • WorkSafe Victoria
  • iCare
  • Treating general medical practitioners (GPs).

More information

See other mental health initiatives that Comcare is leading or a part of.

For more information on this research project, contact

Page last reviewed: 22 May 2023

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