Mental health is a workplace issue, and falls under the same workplace regulations as physical health. It’s estimated up to 45% of the total number of workers compensation claims in NSW each year occur as a result of mental health issues or psychological injuries at work.
The following resources might be useful to help you navigate being off work for a mental health related injury:
Guide for workers with post-traumatic stress disorder
Guide for first medical appointments
Resources for family members relating to mental health
If you require urgent mental health support please contact these services for 24/7 crisis support:
- Lifeline provides 24-hour crisis counselling, support groups and suicide prevention services. Call 13 11 14
- beyondblue aims to increase awareness of depression and anxiety and reduce stigma. Call 1300 22 4636, 24 hours / 7 days a week