Managing the risk associated with psychological illnesses

Early Intervention Program (compensable and non-compensable illnesses)

Early intervention is critical to the successful rehabilitation of psychological illnesses. Our program includes a comprehensive assessment of risks and barriers, as well as liaison with Treating Health Professionals to understand the individual’s symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis as well as to establish their capacity to participate in a return to work program. An early return to work for psychological illness is key to minimising disability and maximising a sustained and successful outcome.

Short-term Counselling

This service is a short-term, solution oriented intervention designed to address specific incidents or issues that may be impacting on an individual’s productivity and attendance at work.

Return to Work Barrier Assessment

This service evaluates current barriers contributing to an injured worker’s absence from work, their ability to return to work and the range of solutions required to address the identified barriers. This is particularly effective when issues are first recognised (e.g. employee absenteeism), assisting to reduce the likelihood of a claim being lodged.

Return to Work Facilitated Discussion

This is a mediation-based service designed to engage key stakeholders in effective discussions to address existing return to work barriers, relationship strain and other factors impacting on the injured employee’s ability to return to work.

Managing Psychological Illness — Education and Coaching

This coaching service assists managers to understand psychological illnesses including anxiety disorders, depression and stress related conditions and the impact these have in the workplace. The coaching includes symptoms, triggers, indicators and typical approaches to the treatment and management of these illnesses, as well as the practical implication for managing a successful return to work.

Physical Injuries with Psychological Components

Frequently, employees who have sustained a physical injury develop secondary psychological symptoms that significantly impact on their capacity to return to work. In this instance, IPAR offers a tailored approach to ensure both physical and psychological elements are addressed and managed effectively.