Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) refers to long term psychological impact from negative often traumatic experiences. Some people may suffer from PTSD as the result of a workplace injury, whilst others may have an exacerbation of PTSD whilst at work.
According to Phoenix Australia, PTSD is the most common mental health disorder after depression* and as part of today's PTSD Awareness Day we are highlighting some of the best resources we have offer to help employers to create safer workplaces and support the recovery of workers experiencing PTSD.
Recovery after trauma guides
These guides were developed with Phoenix Australia and seek to provide information for workers at a time when they need it most. We have guides available specifically for paramedics, firefighters, police and health professionals.
PTSD in Emergency Services
We have a specific area of our website dedicated to helping to protect emergency service workers from the impacts of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and psychological injuries.
Our range of videos, guides, and articles have been developed through collaborations with organisations such as NSW Fire and Rescue, the Black Dog Institute and Phoenix Australia.
PTSD Guidelines for Clinicians
EML partnered with nine of Australia’s leading PTSD experts to deliver Expert Guidelines: Diagnosis and Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Emergency Service Workers, a set of evidence-based guidelines on how PTSD should be diagnosed and treated amongst first responders.
NSW Support Services
We’ve recently updated our helpful support guides which provide contact details for a range of services (both online and in local communities) to support workers and their families.
Mental Health and Exercise Videos
Moving your body through exercise has shown to positively impact emotions. You can read more on this topic and watch six helpful videos here.
Supporting mental health and wellbeing
Managing Psychosocial Risk
Psychosocial wellbeing in the workplace remains a key focus for employers in 2023. Our new course, Managing Psychosocial Risks, is now available for employers to learn more about best practise in this area.
Occupational violence and aggression (OVA) is one of the leading causes of trauma in the workplace.
Employers can also access a variety of mental health related topics such as Managing Mental Health Risks at Work, Managing Psychological Conditions in the Workplace and Bullying & Harassment.
'CheckInn' and support the wellbeing of hospitality workers
In the wake of the industry wide impact made by Covid-19 restrictions, EML partnered with the AHA SA to support hospitality workers and employers develop wellbeing skills. Listen to the engaging podcast series or download the information sheets today.
Find out more and access resources here.
EML Offers on Mental Wellbeing
HSE Global helps organisations to effectively measure and manage employee mental health and wellbeing through technology, focused strategies, and training programs.
Through EML Offers, customers can save up to 10% off the advertised rate of:
• HSE Global's Mental Health Index (MHI). The Mental Health Index (MHI) is a digital solution enabling organisations to measure, benchmark and report on the mental health literacy of their organisation.
• HSE Global's mental health and leadership training. HSE Global has run mental health and leadership training for some of the world's leading organisations. Their wellbeing programs are designed to build both individual and group capability.
Find out more and access EML Offers here.
Mental health resources collection
Mental health is in the top five of all injuries EML manages and we have invested heavily in prevention, mitigation and rehabilitation to help people get their lives back.
Access the resources in our free mental health collection.
Psychological Safety in the workplace
Occupational Violence and Aggression (OVA)
EML is committed to supporting our customers to address the worrying and complex issue of violence in the workplace.
Customers can visit our OVA resources collection to access research, tools and resources to support them prepare for and manage aggressive behaviour in their workplace.
WHS posters to click, pick and print
Access our free range of posters on a variety of Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) topics to help improve health, safety and return to work outcomes in Australian workplaces. You can even make these posters your own by adding your logo to one of our cobranded poster options.
Our new poster on psychosocial awareness will encourage a positive approach to mental wellbeing in the workplace.
To find out more about the work we have done with Phoenix Australia, visit our community and partnerships page here.
* Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the most common mental health condition in Australia after depression, but it’s often left undiagnosed and untreated. PTSD Awareness Day 2022 - Phoenix Australia