Workers’ Psychological Support Service (WPSS)
In these unprecedented times, please know that the Workers’ Psychological Support Service (WPSS) is still open and there to support, assist, and link in Queensland workers to the services needed if going through a psychological injury due to work.
Karina Maxwell (pictured with Secretary Neil Henderson and Executive President Jennifer Thomas), who runs the service is an experienced Social Worker, Workplace Delegate of The Services Union and a member of the SACS Industry Committee.
She can provide useful advice if a worker is unsure of what to do or where to go to seek out help.
The services that you can be linked into include counselling, psychologists, housing, financial assistance (although very limited), etc.
Karina will always endeavour to find cheap or free services for workers if she can that are in a convenient location for the worker.
WPSS which runs through the Queensland Council of Unions is a free, confidential and independent.
Karina as a Social Worker adheres to the Australian Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics which details respect for persons, social justice, professional integrity and protecting an individuals privacy among many other important aspects listed in the code.
WPSS is open Monday to Friday 9 to 5 even through the Covid-19 restrictions (albeit working from home).
Karina can also provide advice on coping strategies around the challenges of working from home during these extraordinary times.
To get advice from Karina – please click here: www.wpss.org.au/
Please note, this is not a crisis service. If you require immediate assistance contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.