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Is supervisor confidence key to mental health contact?

RTWMatters team

Training makes managers more confident in their communication skills and more likely to get in touch with workers who have a psychological injury, but no more knowledgeable about mental ill-health.

Early contact from a manager or supervisor is associated with improved RTW outcomes for workers with psychological injury; unfortunately, making contact with a worker who is psychologically unwell is a job that managers and supervisors tend to delay and avoid. RESPECT Manager Mental Health Training” was developed by the University of New South Wales’ Workplace Mental Health Research Program in collaboration with the Black Dog I...

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