GB introduces Mental Health Consultant role for Victorian operation

Gallagher Bassett (GB) is delighted to announce the appointment of Cigdem Demir to the role of Mental Health Consultant, effective 3rd October.

The role of Mental Health Consultant has been developed to work in with the Victorian operation as an additional support in the claims process and will assist with providing tailored and individualised support for injured workers, with every consideration given to their biopsychosocial wellbeing.

The aim of this support is to ensure GB’s customers are engaged in best practice recovery methods, and feel wholly understood and supported in the workers’ compensation sphere.

Cigdem comes to GB with a background in Occupational Rehabilitation and is also a provisionally registered psychologist.

She has managed complex mental injury claims across workers’ compensation, life and self-insurance and also has experience in vocational counselling.

Stephanie Connolly, Claims Operations Manager, is delighted to have Cigdem on board,

“I’m really excited that we have introduced the role of Mental Health Consultant to our claims operation in Victoria. I believe that it will hugely benefit our clients in assisting with early intervention, as well as assisting their relationships with their injured workers.

Cigdem is really well suited to take on this position, her background and experience will add a great deal of value to the role.”

Cigdem is excited about taking on the new role,

“I am delighted for this opportunity to work with so many passionate individuals and be able to contribute to this organisation in such a meaningful way.

I’m passionate about providing and promoting best-practice mental health claims management and support to our clients, customers and staff.”

Outside of work, Cigdem spends her weekends and spare time learning new recipes and ingredients, cooking, or trying new restaurants and coffee. She dreams about being able to visit all coffee shops in Melbourne and develop her own coffee rating scale. Cigdem thinks it will take a few years.

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