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Working Together to Support the Mental Health of Injured Workers
Join our interdisciplinary panel as we discuss how to best support the mental health of injured workers during their recovery and return to the workforce. The discussion centres on Matt, who has suffered an assault in the workplace. The incident has left him in a state of ongoing distress and feeling incapable of returning to work.

Learning outcomes:

Watch this webinar to:

  • develop an improved understanding of the relationship between mental health and work-related injury
  • be better able to identify the key principles of best practice and the roles of different practitioners in assessing, treating, managing and supporting individuals dealing with a work-related injury
  • better recognise the merits, challenges and opportunities in providing collaborative care to optimise recovery following a work-related injury.

Panel List

The panel comprised:

  • Dr Peter Cotton (Vic-based psychologist)
  • Dr Dielle Felman (Vic-based psychiatrist)
  • Mr Frank Imbesi (Vic-based physiotherapist)
  • Dr Stephen Leow (SA-based GP).

The webinar was facilitated by Professor Prasuna Reddy (NSW-based psychologist).

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Before you watch the webinar

Read Matt's story, the case study upon which the discussion is based

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This webinar was produced in August 2014. The Mental Health Professionals’ Network’s webinars are produced for mental health professionals. The information is intended for suitably-experienced mental health professionals and does not replace clinical judgement and decision making. It is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. The subject matter is not exhaustive of any mental health conditions presented. Health professionals implementing any recommendations contained in the webinar must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Any information presented in the webinar recording was deemed relevant at the time of the live event and after this date has not been reviewed. No guarantee can be given that the information is free from error or omission. Accordingly, MHPN and its employees and agents shall have no liability (including without limitation liability by reason of negligence) to any users of the information contained in any MHPN webinar for any loss or damage (consequential or otherwise) cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on the information contained in MHPN webinars and whether caused by reason of any error, negligent act, omission or misrepresentation of the information.