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Supervisors reveal anxieties about mental health

RTWMatters team

Supervisors describe mental health-related work absences as unpredictable and worrisome. How might supervisor anxiety affect RTW outcomes?

According to focus-group research conducted with 29 Australian supervisors from various industries, unique competencies are required to support return to work following psychological injury. The supervisors identified eight specific skills required to manage workers with mental health conditions: Managing the perceived longer absence from work with MHCs; Managing the perceived unpredictable nature of absences/aggravations; ...

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