1 in 6
In 2017-2018 one in six Australians suffered from back pain.
Over 100,000 Australian workers are compensated for serious work-related injuries every year.
The estimated cost to the Australian economy of work-related injuries and diseases is over $61 billion.
The total amount of workers’ compensation paid each year for work-related mental health disorders.
Health at work programs and support
Mental health support
If workplace stress is making you feel anxious or depressed, it’s important to seek help early, so you can access appropriate treatment. CBHS Better Living programs may be able to help, with home visits from registered mental health nurses and support for medication regimes. Read more about our dedicated mental health Better Living programs.
You can get help for back pain from a physiotherapist, exercise physiologist, occupational therapist, osteopath or chiropractor and claim for appointments under your CBHS Extras or packaged cover. Acupuncture may offer some pain relief and is also claimable under Extras. You’ll need to see your GP in the first instance for a referral. Check your policy for details or view CBHS packaged or Extras cover.
All information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only. The information provided should not be relied upon as medical advice and does not supersede or replace a consultation with a suitably qualified health care professional.