Kate ThomsonResilia National Manager – Recovery And Return To Work Services

Professional Experience

Kate is the National Recovery and Rehabilitation Manager at Resilia. Kate’s career to date has primarily been within the workplace occupational rehabilitation industry, working both as a Rehabilitation Counsellor and as a Manager.  Kate has over 10 years experience providing workplace rehabilitation consulting services within a variety of schemes including NSW WorkCover, Comcare, CTP, corporate services and Life Insurance.

At Resilia, Kate works in partnership with insurance agencies and organisations to provide tailor advisory services and psychological rehabilitation solutions. Kate provides best practice psychological recovery advice specific to mental health claims and issue/s that have arisen within the workplace as well as recommendations on services to resolve the presenting  problem.

Kate leads our national team of senior Consultants in developing and delivering our psychological rehabilitation and recovery service offerings, ensuring they continue to support positive recovery outcomes for both the individual, employer and insurance agencies and deliver services in accordance with best-practice guidelines.

Qualifications

Kate has a Bachelor of Health Science (Rehabilitation Counselling) and Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from the University of Sydney. Kate is a member of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC).

publications

  • Resilience in the workplace: How it helps with recovery from psychological injury

    Workplaces can be unpredictable, challenging and stressful environments. They can truly test an individual’s mental health. But there are ways to strengthen and enhance how people ride out these waves of difficulty. The answer is resilience-building interventions, which over the last several years have become integral to every stage of an organisation’s well-being journey.

    June 29, 2022
  • How empowering staff can help improve and sustain their mental health and recovery

    The idea of resilience has taken on greater significance in recent times. Over the last two years, organisations have had to adapt rapidly to a host of challenges and continue to grapple with how they can remain profitable and resilient through current and future risks.

    June 20, 2022
  • Psychological Rehabilitation Case Study: Bill  

    Our most recent case study comes from Resilia rehabilitation consultant, John Harpham, who has demonstrated his utmost hard work and dedication to support his client with a proactive return to work strategy, that has led him to successfully supporting his client back to work. 

    May 5, 2022
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