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Is your workplace ready for GPs’ best practice mental health management?

Gabrielle Lis

World-leading Australian guidelines will help GPs better manage work-related mental health conditions. Enlightened employers should benefit, but GPs are unlikely to recommend RTW if conflict, stigma and meaningless modified duties are the norm…

On average, return to work takes around three times as long for people with work-related mental health conditions (MHCs) than it does for people with claims for physical injury. Workplace attitudes and actions (or inactions) probably contribute to the difference. For example, we know that supervisors and RTWCs are less likely to get in touch with people who’ve taken time off because of mental ill-health, and that this is associated with del...

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