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Author: Dr Linda Gask Original story posted: 25 February 2017 The guardian online newspaper Listen to them, look after yourself, and make sure they are seeking professional help Prevention is better than cure. Be aware of the things that trigger depression and self-destructive behaviours, such as working too hard, placing unrealistic expectations on themselves, being overly self-critical. Learn[…]
Original story: SMH 10/02/2017 (author not identified) A junior doctor in Sydney writes about the crushing pressure experienced by doctors in training. In the year it has taken for me to complete my training as a junior doctor three of my colleagues have killed themselves. These are just the ones I’ve heard about. I’ve read[…]
If the American Federal Bureau of Investigation can name it as violence, Australian governments should too. Over the last three years this site has written extensively that the words “work place bullying and harassment” significantly belittles the reality of the victim. Bullying in particular has quite distinct connotations with children on the school monkey bars.[…]
Raising a child can be difficult enough without an injury or an acquired disability. Add a work place injury physical or psychological and raising children can feel like a nightmare. After an injury most parents find their parenting style changes, they accommodate their new situation into their parenting and adjust. So does the child,[…]
These stories aren’t just about the problems with workers compensation. They are also about caring for yourself while you are recovering or adapting to your injury. Boredom is unfortunately part of that process- we have all experienced it, after all there is only so much time you can spend doing the exercises the physio set[…]
If you or someone you know is receiving support through the NSW Workers Compensation system you need to take this simple test and follow its advice.
The workers compensation system is complicated. Most of the information you get about it comes from the insurers, your workplace and the government. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a handbook out there that spoke about it from the workers side?Well there is.The Injured Workers Support Network has two current workers comp handbooks written[…]
"Injured Workers Walking Together"
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: Peer support – opportunity to meet other workers who face the same difficulties and challenges Information regarding the NSW workers compensation system An opportunity for guidance and support while dealing with their injury, illness or disability
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