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Release of mental injury treatment guidelines


24 November 2020

WorkCover Queensland is committed to facilitating best practice claims management and promoting positive outcomes for Queensland workers with injuries.

As part of this commitment, we are pleased to announce the release of the mental injury treatment guidelines (PDF, 0.89 MB).

These guidelines will support our people and providers to facilitate the treatment of mental injury claims within the workers’ compensation setting and support improved outcomes for workers recovering from a mental injury.

Created in consultation with Psychiatrists and Psychologists, we gathered insights, data and information including:

  • compilation of evidence-based research;
  • research into current best practice; and
  • consultation with stakeholders including RANCZP and APS member survey.

This process helped inform the new guidelines which set out our approach to approved and non-approved treatments, including medications and inpatient private hospital admissions that support recovery and return to work.