New data shows employer support crucial for psychological claimants

Gabrielle Lis

In Australia, only one third of psychological claimants feel supported by their employer: those who do are substantially more likely to return to work.

Return to work is 52% more common amongst psychological claimants who rate their employer as supportive compared to those who do not, according to Dr Wyatt's analysis of the 2013 and 2014 National Return to Work Surveys. However, only slightly more than a quarter of workers with a psychological claim feel that their employer offers the support they need throughout the process. The National Return to Work Survey asks claimants to rate their emplo...

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Published 28 September, 2016 | Updated 25 October, 2016