A new approach to helping injured workers (that could also help the economy)

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Primary & Community Care Services (PCCS) is helping injured workers through what it calls “social prescribing”.

“Instead of prescribing medication, we prescribe social activities in groups and social services and supports,” CEO Dr JR Baker says.

The program uses existing services like Men’s Shed for recovering workers, as well as its own injured worker-specific activities, like art and equine therapy groups and gentle yoga.

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