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The challenge of bullying – the negative consequences and effective responses
Michael Plowright, 20th August 2019 at 3pm AEST.


Webinar recording: A work-design focused Return to Work process
Meredith Carr | Meredith Carr discusses how to effectively implement a work-design focused RTW process and the benefits that are gained by adopting evidence-based work design principles.... read more >>
Management tips: Resolving conflict in the workplace
A. Richey | Unresolved conflict can cause many problems in the workplace. Don't let it!... read more >>
Injustice in return to work: part 2
Stefanie Garber | A sense of unfairness may lead to worse health outcomes for injured workers.... read more >>
Musculoskeletal problems with anxiety / depression - double trouble.
Anna Kelsey-Sugg | People with musculoskeletal disorders and accompanying depression or anxiety have reduced levels of workforce participation. Tailored return-to-work programs that offer more intensive and continuous levels of support may help. ... read more >>

Industry News

Regional injured workers face delays in claim approvals and delivery on approved works
Published on August 13, 2019 | NSW regional workers are losing out in a complex city-based system that has seen claimants such as Caroline Harte of Central West NSW wait over 12 months for approved accessibility modifications to be completed.... read more >>
Robust survey identifies work factors linked to lower risks of mental illness and positive mental well-being
Published on August 12, 2019 | An Institute for Work and Health study has added to an increasing body of evidence identifying work conditions linked with lower risks of mental illnesses amongst workers. Job control, job security and support at work are all factors that help to reduce the risks of anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses.... read more >>
Managers unsure how to respond when an employee returns after cancer treatment
Published on July 29, 2019 | Research into European workplaces has shown that many managers are confused when it comes to managing an employee's return to work after cancer treatment. The research, published in the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation and led by Dr Kirsten Petersen highlighted the need for management training in handling the needs of both the employee and the business.... read more >>
Preventing overdiagnosis: online resource and conference
Published on July 24, 2019 | According to the website Preventing Overdiagnosis, "Overdiagnosis happens when people get a diagnosis they don’t need. It can happen when people without symptoms are diagnosed and then treated for a disease that won’t actually cause them any symptoms, and it can happen for people whose symptoms or life experiences are given a diagnostic label which brings them more harm than good.... read more >>
Crowd-funding success for a film about mind-body treatments for chronic pain
Published on July 24, 2019 | With an Indiegogo campaign that exceeded its original target and a filmmaker sharing his own - and other's - stories of recovery from chronic pain, new documentary This Might Hurt has a grassroots, genuine and relatable feel.... read more >>