Work & Health services

We are committed to concept that 'work should be comfortable when we are well, and accommodating when we are ill' (Hadler 1997). That requires a multimodal approach to get all the players onside, and requires much more than disciplines working in solios.

Work should not be considered to be 'toxic. Work is essentially good for health and well-being. A caveat is that it is good jobs that are good for oyur helath. Remaining at work, or a carefully managed early return, can be part of the recovery from common health problems, and can reduce the likelihood of drifting to job loss and disability. 

There is a strong business case for a common sense approach to managing common health problems at the workplace. Working with all tiers of management, as well as human resources, health & safety reps and workers, we work with you to improve the quality of the work and the workplace within a supportive environment.

Our approach is about promoting the culture of 'health at work' and 'health through work'. That is a matter of ensuring that jobs are decent, comfortable, satisfying, and permit a suitable measure of control. It is also a mater of developing links with healthcare. Ultimately, health at work needs all the players (workers, employers, managers, health professionals) to be onside, believing the same things and working together to a common goal - improving and maintaining work ability in the face of health problems.

Operationalising all this is where we come in.

Services include advice on:

  • occupational health and rehabilitation
  • case management
  • modified work duties
  • absence management
  • return-to-work programmes
  • modified job tasks
  • work retention strategies

Training issues:

  • health education
  • quality of work
  • transitional work arrangements
  • communications and dispelling myths
  • rehabilitation principles
  • obstacles to work participation

In addition to providing consultancy services, we are actively engaged in research. Our publications pages will give you examples of our wide ranging experience in this field, where our clients have included insurers, industry and government departments.