Debra BrodowskiNational Manager of Psychological Services

Debra is the National Manager of Psychological Services at the Centre for Corporate Health and is one of its longest serving employees. Always on the phone with HR professionals, Debra heads the Employee Assistance Program, Trauma Response Team and Psychological Safety Audit Team. A true academic at heart, Debra is able to use her wealth of experience in managing challenging people problems to inform many of our tried and tested psychological wellbeing models and programs. 

“When a critical incident occurs in the workplace, how you lead in the hours, days and weeks to follow will significantly impact how your employees will cope.” Debra Brodowski

Known for getting to the root of the problem in complex mental health and wellbeing issues in the workplace, Debra is often asked to speak on her observations of trends in workplace wellbeing on a national scale at conferences across the Australia. Debra is also one of the lead facilitators for the Centre for Corporate Health’s Mental Health and Family & Domestic Violence training programs. 

publications

  • ‘See what you made me do’ – A mandatory watch for all of us

    May has been Family and Domestic Violence Awareness Month and SBS has raised awareness with the premiere of their three-part series ‘See what you made me do’. Journalist Jess Hill, breaks down the searing questions we have about this horrifying deep-rooted epidemic of family and domestic violence in Australia.

    May 25, 2021
  • Is vicarious trauma a psychosocial risk in my workplace?

    Gone are the days whereby trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and vicarious trauma are terms reserved only for emergency personnel or those in the military. Whilst these professions do have higher rates of both PTSD and vicarious trauma, it is well acknowledged that some professional services roles are also at risk of developing symptoms of vicarious trauma in the workplace.

    April 14, 2021
  • Anxiety when returning to the office

    As employees start back at work after a much-needed summer holiday, many workplaces have started the transition back into the office. Whilst this will be a gradual process, some employees may be feeling slightly uneasy or anxious about returning to the office.

    January 28, 2021
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