In January 2016, the Queensland Branch of the Australian Rehabilitation Providers’ Association called for nominations in their inaugural Excellence in Workplace Rehabilitation Awards. CIM Health staff were finalists in four of the five awards categories which is a recognition of the high level of skill and expertise our team brings to the provision of workplace rehabilitation. CIM Health finalists included: Best New Starter Award, Christie Brennan; Outstanding Return to Work Achievement Award, Katrina Norris; Exceptional Leadership Award, Donna Valiant; and Innovation in RTW Award, Olivia Whitehouse. The winners of the awards are due to be announced on February 26, 2016 – regardless of the outcome our team are proud to have their achievements in the rehabilitation field recognised by their peers.
February - CIM Health was one of only a small number of successful Tenderers for Return to Work Services for WorkCover Queensland (2015-2018). CIM Health has been a provider of excellent Return to Work Services since 1997 and will continue to offer service excellence to Queensland’s largest workers compensation insurer as part of this Tender.
CIM Health’s Marina Vitale took out the Winner of the Health Provider Achievement Award at the Return to Work Awards for 2014. Marina, a highly experienced Occupational Rehabilitation Consultant and Physiotherapist, was awarded for her innovative approach to helping people get back to work and for going above and beyond... she acknowledged in her Finalist speech that she “loves” her job and that she is backed by a team of dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled professionals. Congratulations Marina - you deserve this award.
CIM Employment have tasted success in 2014 having been awarded a new DES- DMS Contract to start in March 2015. Capricornia ESA will become a new home to CIM Employment and Health and we are excited about the opportunities that this opens to our small but growing organisation.
CIM is now a panellist for Early Intervention Services for all State Government Agencies.
Katrina Humphrys, CIM Health Organisational Psychologist was awarded her PhD in July 2014. Katrina, who has since married and changed her name to Norris, was awarded for her extensive research into the field of Work- Life Balance.
Dr Katrina Norris was accepted to present at two International Conferences in 2014. Dr Norris presented the following paper: “Work-non-work Adjustment: Developing an experience-based model of the work-life interaction” at the International Congress of Occupational Health: Work Organisation and Psychosocial Factors conference. At the recent IFDM Conference in Melbourne, Dr Norris ran two workshops entitled “Work can make you stronger: a workshop on helping people with chronic health disorders to stay in safe and sustainable employment.”
was the title of a presentation to over 80 Centrelink Assessors in October 2014 by Director Donna Valiant. Donna presented the growing evidence that worklessness is a killer and that work makes us live longer. The presentation talked about the role of stakeholders in the biopsychosocial context of long term unemployment.