Psychology is the study of the human-mind and its wide ranging functions and influences. A psychologist can help a worker by teaching practical skills for coping with real life problems, poor mental health and wellbeing.
Recovering from a work injury is about more than the physical injury itself. Psychosocial factors such as personal, emotional and industrial factors, as well as knowledge and skills in managing stress, change and pain further impact on the complexity of work injuries. A CHG psychologist is experienced in assisting a worker to stay at, or return to, work safely when there is a psychological component to their injury.
A CHG psychologist can be involved with workers during the early intervention of an injury through an employee assistance program (EAP); during treatment of an injury by managing the psychological component; or when performing a vocational assessment of a worker after an injury when the return to work pathway is unknown.
Our professional staff deliver evidence-based practice in the fields of clinical and organisational psychology. With an understanding of organisations and the potential impact that work and work injuries can have on mental health, CHG’s psychology services help organisations promote and improve psychological wellbeing in the workplace.