Recovery and return to work following a mental injury at work


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Returning to work following a mental injury can often be more complex and take longer to achieve than after a physical injury, and no two people will experience a mental injury in the same way. That's why it's so important to tailor recovery and return to work support to an injured workers' needs.

In this session a member of WorkSafe's Clinical Panel will present clinically-based recommendations that employers can consider when supporting an injured worker following a work-related mental injury, including the use of collaborative case conferences with the WorkSafe Agent.

Lucas Kowalski

Lucas Kowalski

Manager, Return to Work, WorkSafe Victoria

Lucas Kowalski joined WorkSafe in July 2018 after 10 years in various roles across Claims Management, RTW and Customer Service. Lucas delivered a number of programs of work whilst at an Agent with a focus on early, safe and sustainable RTW outcomes supported by a high level of customer service for injured workers and employers.

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Chris Lyons

Chris Lyons

Recovery Claims Specialist, WorkSafe Victoria

Recovery Claims Specialist within the Return to Work team at WorkSafe Victoria. Over nine years working in personal injury insurance between the Transport Accident Commission and WorkSafe Victoria. Experience and background working in medical/health with Paramedicine, Training and Assessment and Project Management qualifications.

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Joh Else

Johanna (Joh) Else

Clinical Panel Psychologist, WorkSafe Victoria

Joh has over 15-years’ experience as a Psychologist, covering a broad range of settings, and has been a member of the WorkSafe Clinical Panel since 2020. Joh is passionate about working together to ensure a coordinated treatment plan and welcomes the opportunity to work with other health professionals to ensure a collaborative and holistic approach.

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