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Established in 2011,the Injured Workers Support Network (IWSN) is an organisation whose prime purpose is to assist injured workers in meeting the adjustment needs, psychological issues and re-employment challenges during their injury or illness. The network is able to offer advice in gaining the services for which they are entitled.
The network offers
o Peer support – opportunity to meet other workers who face the same difficulties and challenges
o Information regarding the NSW workers compensation system
o An opportunity for guidance and support whilst dealing with their injury, illness or disability
Our Mission is to assist and support workers who have sustained work related injuries, illness and disabilities:
- To provide expert knowledge and be a leader in the area of workers compensation, psychosocial hazards and workplace bullying.
- Advocate for fairer system of workers compensation for injured and ill workers and their families
- Provide and share information and experiences about the workers compensation system and the rights of injured & disabled workers.
- Form strong networks between injured workers and other organisations that have similar aims and objectives.
- Assist and encourage injured workers to establish links within their local community health system, Government Departments, organisations and other individual support groups who can assist injured workers.
- Prodvide community education and training to better understand and assist injured workers.
Important information: What to do if you are injured at work
Contact: WorkCover Independent Review Office
View the IWSN mental health model: Cycle of despair caused by an adversarial system
Federal Parliament of Australia: Workplace Bullying A Slow Poison
Being bullied at work? Workplace bullying – A simple guide for employees
For help with emotional difficulties, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or www.lifeline.org.au
For help with depression, contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36 or at www.beyondblue.org.au
The SANE Helpline is 1800 18 SANE (7263) or at www.sane.org
NSW Workers Compensation Fact Sheets (2013)
- 002 What is Suitable Employment Fact Sheet 2013
- 003 Work capacity assessment fact sheet 2013
- 004 Work Capacity Decisions Fact Sheet 2013
- 005 Work Capacity Decision Notice Fact Sheet 2013
- 006 Work Cover Independent Review Officer Fact Sheet 2013
- 007 Reviews of work capacity decisions fact sheet 2013