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

  • Vicarious trauma- a silent hazard on the rise?

    Vicarious trauma in the workplace is a silent hazard, and it’s on the increase. Traditionally, a risk reserved for industries such as emergency services, the Covid-19 pandemic and the prevalence of natural disasters, has seen vicarious trauma emerge in many different sectors. We are now seeing workers being constantly exposed to other people’s stress and anxiety, grief, loss, and trauma.

    May 20, 2022
  • Establishing an upward cycle during challenging times  

    Figuring out our own positive strategies (“our emergency relief kit”) to readily draw upon during tough times can boost our wellbeing and circuit break a downward spiral

    May 11, 2022
  • The oracle: building mentally healthy workplaces through prevention  

    As hybrid work arrangements become the norm, how then can organisations ensure that their most important asset- their people – stay well, not just physically, but psychologically as well?

    May 5, 2022
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