Guideline for work-related mental health conditions

Work-related mental health conditions are less prevalent than physical injuries, however, these conditions are typically challenging to diagnose and treat.

The majority of injured workers seek care from their general practitioner (GP). In acknowledgment of these factors, the Clinical guideline for the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions (the Guideline) has been developed to assist GPs with the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions.

The Guideline recommendations are supported by WorkCover WA and approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and endorsed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

Along with the Guideline, a short form guideline has also been developed which lists the detailed recommendations and practice points derived from the Guideline, as well as a two page GP summary which provides a snapshot of the recommendations and consensus statements in the Guideline.

The Guideline and other documents can be accessed here.

Page last updated: 7 June 2019 at 9:54 am

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