Managing the complexities of psychological injury case management & return to work

The Psychological Injury Claims & Return-to-Work conference is a comprehensive program covering how to substantiate a psychological injury claim, process it and address it in a way that is compassionate towards the employee involved.  

Key objectives: 

  • Assessing and managing workplace psychological injury claims
  • Ensuring effective reporting, documentation and compliance with psychological injury cases
  • Implementing effective return-to-work & rehabilitation strategies

As featured on the 7.30 report, take passionate insight from the Technical instructor of Fire & Rescue NSW on how he approaches mental health providers after his first-hand experience dealing with mental health support services. 

Take guidance from SafeWork Australia and SafeWork NSW on how best to approach reintroducing injured workers through frameworks that are accessible and that promote mental wellness. 

Gain clinical insight on how employers should respond to psychological injury from Dr Peter Cotton’s well-researched psychological support programs that have supported the Police and Emergency Services organisations, health and human services agencies and not-for-profits amongst many more. 

Develop a comprehensive return-to-work strategy, modelled after Darwalla Group’s award-winning rehabilitation & return-to-work management system, ranked no. 1 by Worksafe Queensland in the 2017 WorkSafe awards.


Pre-conference workshop | 26th March 2019 


Mental health and psychological injury case management 


This pre-conference workshop is a one-day deep-dive into the management of mental health and psychological injury cases in the workplace. This workshop will cover all the most pressing challenges that mental health-related cases bring forth, even for the most capable injury management experts. 

Leading the workshop is the exceptional Samantha Breust from Konekt. Samantha is a pioneer in injury case management. Samantha is a highly experienced, award-winning injury management professional with a proven track-record for achieving outstanding return to work outcomes, whilst providing mentorship and organisational direction to allied health professionals and support staff in the injury management and preventative workplace health industries. 

The workshop tracks the process of injury management from start to finish, with case studies, injury statistics and framework templates interspersed throughout. Learn how to identify the early-warning signs, develop lines of communication with the employee and medical experts, deal with cases of extended absence, ensure a healthy return-to-work standard is maintained and consider all avenues for the future direction of the claimant. 

Facilitated by: 


Samantha Breust, Regional Manager - WA / NT, Konekt 
BPE, Dip Ed, MHlth Sc (Occ Hlth) 

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Featured Speakers

Bill Smith

Safety and Compensation Advisor

SafeWork Australia

Hayley Vizzone

Group Manager Rehabilitation and Return to Work Programs


Kerryn Stewartson

Return to Work and Injury Manager

Edmen Group

Danny Kilpatrick

Return-to-work Manager

SafeWork NSW

Julia Cohen

Director, Safety Health & Wellbeing

University of Sydney

Yvonne Khoudair

Health and Wellbeing Partner


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Why attend

  • Develop your frameworks for better case management of psychological injury cases 
  • Discover how best to manage psychological injury compensation claim 
  • Benchmark your return-to-work and rehabilitation strategies against award winning programs from around the country 
  • Investigate how to nurture an inclusive and restorative return-to-work environment 
  • Understand the rights and obligations that employees have as the injured party in a workplace 
  • Learn how to challenge an injury claim through requesting medical evidence and Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs)  
  • Address concerns with non-compliant and long-absent employees 
  • Assess and manage rehabilitation providers to ensure the highest quality care for vulnerable employees 
  • Instruct and request assistance from your management team to maintain a high standard of care for injured workers 
  • Create cost-effective workers compensation claims strategies to mitigate the costs of psychological injuries

Who should attend

  • Injury Managers 
  • Return-to-work Officers 
  • Injury Management Advisors 
  • Workplace Health and Safety Officers/Managers 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officers/Managers 
  • Health and Wellbeing Officers 
  • Compliance, Safety and Culture Officers 
  • Human Resources Advisors/Business Partners


Team Discounts




5%OFF 10%OFF 15%OFF


The conference will be held in a deluxe hotel in Sydney
Delegates will be notified four weeks prior to the conference