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The fire and rescue perspective on PTSD

Andrew McGarity

Andrew McGarity of Fire and Rescue NSW speaks with Dr Mary Wyatt via video link about an initiative to foster early reporting and better management of PTSD and other mental health disorders in a high-pressure industry.

Andrew currently serves as the Manager of Injury Management in Fire & Rescue NSW. In his time at Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) he has implemented an evidenced based approach to occupational rehabilitation and championed early intervention and systematic rehabilitation. In 2003 while working for NSW Health he started intervention trials at Concord Hospital regarding psycho-social impacts on injury which led to a research project that applied e...

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