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Workers’ Compensation and Your Mental Wellbeing

The workplace can be a demanding environment, and sometimes the pressure takes a toll on your mental health. If you’ve experienced a work-related psychological injury, such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you’re not alone. You have the right to seek support and compensation through the workers’ compensation system.

At Yooli Therapy, we understand the unique challenges of navigating workers’ compensation claims while dealing with the emotional effects of a psychological injury. Our team of experienced psychologists and therapists is dedicated to providing you with comprehensive care and guidance throughout your journey to recovery.

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What is Workers’ Compensation for Psychological Injuries?

Workers’ compensation schemes in Australia provide financial support and medical treatment for work-related injuries, including psychological injuries. To be eligible for compensation, your injury must be:

  • Diagnosed by a qualified medical professional: This could be a psychiatrist, psychologist, or GP.
  • Significantly contributed to by your work: This means that your work environment played a major role in causing or worsening your condition.
  • Not caused by reasonable employer actions: For example, compensation is typically not available for injuries resulting from performance appraisals or disciplinary procedures.

How can Yooli Therapy Help?

Our therapists can support you at every stage of the workers’ compensation process:

  • Assessment and Diagnosis: We can provide a comprehensive assessment to confirm your diagnosis and establish a link between your injury and your work.
  • Treatment and Recovery: We offer a range of evidence-based therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness training, and trauma-focused therapy, to help you manage your symptoms and regain control of your mental health.
  • Liaising with Workers’ Compensation Authorities: We can assist you in completing necessary paperwork, attending medical appointments, and communicating effectively with relevant authorities.
  • Emotional Support and Guidance: We understand the emotional strain that a psychological injury can bring. Our therapists provide a safe and supportive space where you can process your experiences and develop coping mechanisms.