This program enables a psychologist (or other health professional) to come into the organisation and assist in the management of challenging or complex situations. It can be used to assist an employee or team whose performance at work may be affected by conflict or psychological injury (e.g. stress, depression, or more complex disorders).
The Early Intervention Program differs to the Employee Assistance Service (EAS) in that a psychologist can provide direct and confidential support to both an employee and their line manager.
The psychologist can support an individual employee
The psychologist can assist a line manager
The Early Intervention Program thus combines intensive individual support for an unwell employee, with management assistance, to promptly address and resolve issues at both individual and organisational levels.
The usual duration of an Early Intervention Program is approximately 15 hours. After accepting a referral, Russell Professional Group
Our consultants can cease involvement immediately after the return-to-work, injury management, or other action plan is implemented, or we can remain involved to monitor the action plan and provide ongoing employee and management support. Throughout the program we liaise regularly with the referring party to keep them updated with regard to progress. This may include written reports, email and verbal updates at regular intervals.
The program is flexible in catering to both individual and organisational needs, by combining intensive and confidential support for an unwell employee, with management coaching and organisational strategies to address associated workplace issues.