Rail’s journey in supporting mental health

06 Sep 2023Transport
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Rail’s journey in supporting mental health

Rail’s journey in supporting mental health

06 Sep 2023Transport
About the speaker
  • Greer McGowan
    Greer McGowan
    Manager Employee Wellbeing at Queensland Rail
    Greer started her career in Workers’ Compensation with Work Cover Queensland. During this period Greer’s passion for delivering best practice outcomes for injured workers lead her to Queensland Rail where she took a position within the workers’ compensation self-insurance unit. In this role the parity between recovery from physical injury, psychological wellbeing and care-based leadership crystalised. Taking a person-centred approach became a bedrock of Greer’s ethos. After training as a Lawyer, Greer was then privileged to take up a role as a Legal Counsel with Queensland Rail, and her practice centred on improving accessibility on the network, managing discrimination matters and rolling out the Human Rights Act (QLD) within Queensland Rail. Greer has spent time working in the employee relations space, and now leads the Employee Wellbeing Team. Under Greer’s leadership the Employee Wellbeing team aim to support employee wellness through compliance but also through strategic health initiatives, including proactive education to empower leaders at Queensland Rail to prevent illness and injury and to engage our people in work that enhances their health and well-being.

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