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Supporting clients/patients with PTSD to participate in good work
This webinar discusses how practitioners can enhance their ability to support people with PTSD to participate in meaningful work that promotes their mental health and wellbeing. Panellists discuss the challenges of work participation faced by people living with PTSD, such as phobic avoidance, anxiety and comorbid conditions.
Learning Outcomes

• Identify the challenges for PTSD patients engaging with and participating in the workplace, including phobic avoidance, anxiety symptoms and co-morbid conditions.
• Discuss practitioner challenges in helping PTSD patients to leverage the health benefits of good work, including how to constructively engage with the workplace and other stakeholders.
• Discuss the risks and opportunities for patients/clients with PTSD participating in work.
• Recommend ways to manage safe and sustainable work participation for patients with PTSD, including the options and resources available to support work participation.

This webinar was produced by the Mental Health Professionals' Network in partnership with Comcare.

This is webinar is part of a series, watch the previous webinars in this series here.

Panel List

• Dr. Craig Barnett (General Practitioner, NSW)
• Dr. Tony McHugh (Psychologist, VIC)
• Christie Stonham (Manager Shield Strategy AFP, NSW)

Facilitator: Prof. Stephen Trumble (General Practitioner, VIC)


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This webinar was produced in July 2023. 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.