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Issue 12  Winter 2010
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Rehabilitation and return to work coordinators share their sweet ideas at the Q-COMP Jam

From 2- 6 June a collaborative Jam session with rehabilitation and return to work coordinators around the state was held to help us better understand the needs and challenges that face your role within the scheme.

The Q-COMP Jam wasn't an ordinary survey or forum, it was an interactive online event where rehabilitation and return to work coordinators proposed creative ideas, debated and discussed the challenges they face.

We will be using these ideas to develop and refine our education and communication programs, and to invest in the development of new tools and resources.

Thanks to all who contributed.

Participants will go into the draw to win one of five $100 gift vouchers and we will announce the winners and will report back to you with the ideas and outcomes of the Q-COMP Jam in our next edition.

We received some great feedback and we would like to share with you one participants feedback who wittingly compared the jam jar he received as a promotional item for the event to the return to work process.

Each time I used the jam, it made me think how suitable it was as a tool, and how I could relate it to rehabilitation.

Full and unopened, the bottle of jam represented a healthy fit worker full of opportunity to give of itself.

After the jar was opened and consumed, this was akin to an injured worker where the diminished jam represented less content to offer, and a worker not being able to offer what he/she had done previously.

When the contents were gone this was like, a worker reaching the stage of needing rehabilitation and possible retraining, but it needed someone to assist by refurbishing the jar.

The refreshed / cleaned jar is now ready to take on a new role, be it as returning to its previous role as a jar for home made jam or a totally new role - possibly to hold spice or thumbtacks.

....and each side of the bottle's hexagonal shape shows there different facets to rehabilitation.

Thanks to all who have contributed and we will report back to you in our next edition with the results.

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