While there was some evidence found to support psychological services in the treatment of non-traumatic stress, a review of the academic evidence base did not clearly identify effective workplace interventions for psychological injury. Within the grey literature (information available on the internet), there was limited evidence to support the effectiveness of key programs and intervention strategies.
The common theme identified from the key expert interviews and the grey literature (government and industry reports) is the need for an individualised approach to the management of psychological injuries. This type of approach requires a tailored plan, along with high level of skill of those managing the injury.
These findings can be used now by those managing claims for psychological injury to support better outcomes through a focus on tailored planning and highly skilled support.
The insights gained from this evidence review along with key expert interviews will inform the next phase of the project. During the next phase researchers aim to collect insights around three key focus areas: interventions commonly applied in practice, industry stakeholders’ priority areas for change, and key challenges for implementing different approaches for the management of psychological injuries.
Read the full report from Monash University Work-connected interventions for people with psychological injuries - PDF and you can download a summary of the Literature review Work-connected interventions for people with psychological injuries - PDF