Welcome to the October edition of the ISCRR newsletter.
We made it through a cold winter here in Melbourne, and with the sun starting to shine more and the end of the year approaching, we ramp up our activities even further to deliver new programs of work, as well as planning for 2023.
Our new Strategy to 2027 was recently approved by ISCRR’s Steering Committee. Our ultimate goal is to drive the use of evidence to improve the health and wellbeing of all working Australians and their families. We will achieve this by diversifying and extending our activities and partnerships to have a national footprint with expanded scope.
Our evidence-based approach to the journey of co-design, delivery and impact of our work has been summarised in a new visual as part of the new Strategy (see image on the last page of this newsletter).
In September, we welcomed back from maternity leave Dr Kim Pham, Research Program and Operations manager and Lucy Klein, Research Program and Operations officer. We also thank Amanda Moo and Ashleigh Blair for their valued contribution to the Research Program and Operations Management team during the last six months.
In this edition’s newsletter, we celebrate the success of Vicarious Trauma project partnership with the Community and Public Sector Union, CPSU. The Vicarious Trauma Prevention and Awareness toolkit for the Victorian Public Service was launched by the Minister for Workplace Safety Ingrid Stitt and WorkSafe CEO Colin Radford.
We also outline the findings from an evaluation of WorkSafe’s Clinical Hotline Pilot.
Samantha Barker, ISCRR Director