Call for feedback on new Return to Work Victoria pilots


Monday, 20 May, 2024

Call for feedback on new Return to Work Victoria pilots

Return to Work Victoria has invited providers with the capacity to deliver workplace mental health services to submit information for two new Return to Work Victoria pilots. The Worker Psychological Support Service Helpline would provide those in small and medium-sized businesses access to coach or counselling services, so they can address issues that might lead to stress or burnout in the workplace. The Mentally Healthy Workplace Readiness Initiative would provide assistance to small and medium-sized businesses to identify, assess and control risks to mental health within their workplace.

Both pilots are foundation pieces for Return to Work Victoria, which aims to support workers and employers and help those who are injured return to work. Each formal Request for Information (RFI) asks organisations with appropriate experience to provide an overview of their current and planned capability and capacity.

The responses will provide Return to Work Victoria with a better understanding of existing and emerging services across the state and whether these could be expanded to supplement current offerings. Return to Work Victoria Executive Director Jason Lardelli said industry input is critical to designing programs that support workers and businesses when and where they need it most.

“Improving mental health outcomes for Victorian workers and businesses requires innovation and fresh ideas. We know there are many good services out there already and we’re looking forward to finding out how they may be able to help us,” Lardelli said.

Responses to each Request for Information can be made until 2 pm on 20 May 2024, on the Buying for Victoria website.

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