Our work and expectations

IMPRovE brings together a multidisciplinary team of national and international researchers with expertise in mental health, general practice, and compensable injury to deliver a program that will:

  • Compare the effect of an intervention on the implementation of evidence-based guidelines for work-related mental health conditions by Australian GPs.
  • Evaluate whether the intervention used to actively implement the guideline improves health and return-to-work outcomes for patients.
  • Plan for a cost-effective and sustainable national scale-up.

We anticipate IMPRovE will create a paradigm shift in the way GPs and other primary care practitioners assess and manage patients presenting with work-related mental health conditions.

We expect to see improvements in GP care, improvements in health and return to work outcomes for patients, and sustainable policy change in the management of work-related mental health conditions in primary care.