The Health, Safety and Wellness (HSW) Division helps facilitate workplace support for staff whose capacity to carry out their duties is affected by a mental health condition not currently subject to a workers' compensation claim.

The HSW Division Rehabilitation Team can:

  • advise and assist staff on available resources to support the management of relevant health conditions
  • advise supervisors and managers on appropriate occupational management of staff with health conditions
  • liaise with treating doctors and health practitioners in relation to fitness for duty and return-to-work needs
  • assist managers and staff in facilitating a medically approved return-to-work program after a period of illness.

We encourage staff to seek support through external services, such as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), your GP or a psychologist. If you need assistance in finding help, you can contact the HSW Rehabilitation Team at

A staff member experiencing mental health difficulties that are impacting on their work may request assistance if there are health, welfare or safety concerns.

Information sharing

Information that you disclose to the HSW Rehabilitation Team may be shared with your manager, HR or an appropriate health professional. This would happen on a ‘need to know’ basis, and only when required.

This could include:

  • information relevant to the nature of the issue
  • any functional implications for the workplace
  • any related reasonable adjustments and managerial responses.

Sharing this information will:

  • assist with the occupational management of your condition
  • ensure that UQ is meeting its duty of care obligations to staff.

At your first meeting, you can talk to the HSW Rehabilitation Team about these limits of confidentiality.

Reporting psychosocial hazards and incidents

Work-related psychosocial hazards and incidents should be reported in UQ Safe.

You should also raise concerns with your immediate supervisor or, if this is not possible a Human Resources or Safety Representative. 

Even if a hazard is an inherent part of the role (for example, exposure to emotionally demanding tasks), it can still be reported in UQSafe. The process of reporting can assist with reviewing existing controls to ensure that are controlled as best as reasonably practicable. 

Additional information on workplace psychosocial hazards can be found here.

Report a psychosocial incident or hazard