Police Career Transition
Resources and support for NSW Police Officers transitioning to a new career.
Resources for workers, their families and employers to assist with prevention and recovery from work-related psychological injury or mental illness.
PTSD in Emergency Services
Resources for workers and clinicians to help protect emergency service workers from the impacts of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental illness.
Diet and mental health
Watch and learn with Dietitian Dr. Scott Teasdale PhD, as he explains what happens to you and ways to manage your diet to help you on a path to a healthier life.
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Owning your injury – Chris and Robyn’s story
Chris’s life changed in an instant when he was involved in a serious car accident while on the job as an arborist.
First Appointment videos
The First Appointment videos help you be mentally and physically prepared to start treatment with a psychologist, psychiatrist and exercise physiologist.
These stories demonstrate that former officers overcome challenges and find fulfilling roles in new careers.
Former officers have many skills and characteristics that are highly valued by employers and recruiters.
Mell: My decision
From the age of five years Mell was drawn to action – her favourite character on TV was a female police officer.
Dave: Moving forward
Dave was a NSW Police Force Officer for 12 years before he sustained an injury that lead to his medical retirement.
Focus on making Police career transition easier
When it comes to police officers leaving the job due to injury, the organisation’s strength can create a challenge.
Managing finances - FAQs
These frequently asked questions (FAQs) are related to managing finances as part of the resources and information available for NSW Police Officers transitioning to a new career.
The following information provides general advice on the entitlements that may be available to NSW Police Officers depending on their capacity for work.
No capacity for work
You have had your last day of service with NSW Police and you remain certified as having no capacity for work.
Capacity for work outside of NSW Police
You are unable to return to work with NSW Police, however your treatment providers have certified you as having some capacity for work outside of the NSWPF.
Working in a new career
General advice on the entitlements that may be available to NSW Police Officers transitioning to working new career.
Earning Capacity Assessment
An Earning Capacity Assessment is performed to determine the appropriate weekly pay rate for a worker whose circumstances are described in Section 40A of the 1987 Act.
Mental health workers compensation claim: guide for employers
Ways to support an employee who has sustained a psychological injury at work, whether it’s ok to ask an employee about their mental health history, and providing a mentally heal...
Career progression after a mental health workers compensation claim
Career progression after a psychological injury: what to consider before lodging a claim, returning to work after time away, and looking for your next job.
Good for people. Good for business
EML uses NPS to understand how our customers perceive us and how we can refine our business model to improve the customer experience.
Family support for injured workers
When injury strikes, it impacts not only the injured person, but the people around them – most significantly, their family. And it’s usually their family who can have the most i...
Our commitment to the environment
Our environmental commitment takes into consideration people, buildings, what waste is produced and future needs. We grow our business responsibly.
Taking steps to better manage employee mental health
One in five Australians is expected to experience mental illness at some point in their lives. There are steps employers can take to prevent and better manage mental injuries in...
Love technology. Love people more
Customer centricity for us means using technology where we can to improve customer experience.
Pathways to new careers
Sometimes, getting your life back after injury means taking a different career path.
Preventing disability with PGAP
Chronic pain and long-term injury are among Australia’s most expensive health problems and a significant cause of people being unable to return to work.
The benefits are mutual
EML is a mutual organisation, which means we reinvest a percentage of funds into research, initiatives and tools that benefit our employer customers (‘Members’ to us).
Gauging mental health in the workplace - it starts at the top
EML’s Principal Consultant Anna Feringa discusses stress, and more particularly, mental health in the workplace.
A Firefighter’s Career Transition
NSW Firefighter Greg Williams shares his career transition experience, its impacts on mental health and the value of family support.
PTSD expert guidelines: a clinicians summary
For clinicians of emergency service workers with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This summary of the expert guidelines gives you the gold-standard in diagnosis and treatm...
Recovery after Trauma Guides
Find information and support for exposure to traumatic events with EML’s Recovery After Trauma booklets
EML’s world-first guidelines continue to help emergency service workers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Delivering leading treatments for PTSD in emergency services
In Australia, there are approximately 80,000 full time emergency services personnel who play a critical role in protecting and helping people and communities in need.
Benefits of exercise in supporting PTSD
It is widely accepted that exercise and physical activity can help reduce the symptoms of mental illness, but people who are living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) fa...
Apps for wellbeing
Humans are not designed to be sedentary, socially isolated creatures and as a result of high pressure, high stress, fast paced lifestyles our brains and our bodies often do not ...
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Seriously injured: Jed and Cheryl’s story
Jed still remembers being stuck under the machine he was operating to dig fence posts on a construction site. The workplace accident required amputation of part of his left leg.
Work it out - PTSD & emergency services
Physical activity plays an important role not only in maintaining mental wellbeing but managing the symptoms of mental injury, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Improving your mental health through exercise
Exercise is one of the best things you can do to preserve mental health or recover from mental illness.
5 reasons your employees don’t care about safety
While every worker undoubtedly wants to make it home safely at the end of their shift, on a day-to-day basis, it can often appear that ensuring safety is a low priority among st...
Case conferencing a psych injury
As a Return to Work Coordinator, it’s your responsibility to ensure a smooth transition for both the injured employee and the rest of the team involved in the case.
Tips for safe and hassle free Christmas parties
As the year draws to a close, many organisations will be gearing up for their staff Christmas parties, a much needed break for all concerned and a chance for employees to get to...
Beating the back to work blues
We spend all year looking forward to the end of it, with many workers planning holidays or at least some quality time with the family over the Christmas period.
Keeping up with your New Year's Resolutions
New year's resolutions - we all make them, but few of us stick to them.
Taking care in the heat
There’s no doubt about it, this summer has been a hot one!
Should I get help? When stress and anxiety just won’t seem to go away
Let’s face it, life can be overwhelming at times, especially when things don’t feel quite right at work.