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The Working Edge
Pty Ltd

Telephone
02 6686 7949    
+61 2 6686 7949     (international)

Facsimilie -
02 6686 8249  
+61 2 6686 8249
(international)

Postal address
PO Box 7117, EAST BALLINA NSW 2478

Office
Suite 4/243 River St, BALLINA

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About Working Edge

Our History

The Working Edge was established in 1997 in Brisbane with a broad goal of facilitating optimal fit between individuals, their work and organisations for which the work is performed. Our initial focus was on providing injury/disability management training and policy support to employers. We designed and delivered accredited Workplace Rehabilitation Coordinator Training as well as workshops in workers' compensation, case management, psychological trauma and career transition; consulted to industry in occupational rehabilitation and health and safety; and provided disability brokerage services.

In 2000, we "sea-changed", relocating to northern New South Wales where our focus broadened to meeting the psychological needs and wants of people in work and general life. Our services now include

  • personal counselling;
  • stress management and relaxation training;
  • life transition and happiness coaching;
  • vocational assessment and career coaching.
  • psychological assessments for personal injury claims,
  • injury management counselling
  • employee assistance services (staff counselling).
  • consultancy services in workers' compensation and disability management, workplace stress management, and training in the use of positive psychology in the workplace.


At the Helm

Helen Murphy Director/Psychologist

Helen is a psychologist with a reputation for achieving results in injury/disability case management, consulting and counselling since 1985.

  • Early in her career, Helen established and managed a workplace rehabilitation program for Australia Post's Victorian workforce of over 10,000 employees, achieving estimated savings of $90 million in future liabilities.
  • She was involved in the development and implementation of a major trauma response and recovery program following a multiple on-site shooting incident at Australia Post's State Headquarters (Queen St, Melbourne, December 1987).
  • She facilitated the establishment of a new private vocational rehabilitation provider in a highly competitive market and consulted to insurers on injury management strategies.
  • In occupational health and safety, she has implemented safety behaviour change programs and safety climate surveys in mining and manufacturing companies, reviewed a safety attitude improvement program in the construction industry, and completed an audit of management systems in aged care.
  • Helen is an experienced presenter and has developed and delivered a number of training programs in areas such as injury management, supervisor skills, and stress management. She has published papers on injury management, OH&S, vocational decision making, & risk management in national & international forums.
  • Helen completed training in "Authentic Happiness Coaching" in 2004 and uses this to help people identify and use their strengths to overcome life's hurdles, and increase their overall sense of satisfaction, meaning and happiness in their lives.

She is a registered psychologist in Queensland and New South Wales, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Association of Career Counsellors.

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