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More counselling for workers with health problems

Counselling is to be made more widely available to deal with one third of people who complain of health problems in their job in Lower Austria.

Top of the list of complaints were back pain and headaches, followed by psychological illnesses such as depression. Those who work in sales were particularly affected.

For the past year, workers in Lower Austria have been entitled to six "fit2work" counselling sessions and the Ministry for Social Affairs now plans to raise the age of retirement.

Initially more than 1,200 workers in Lower Austria sought "fit2work" counselling sessions and 800 took an initial consultation.

Social minister Rudolf Hundstorfer (SPÖ) took stock of Lower Austria’s "fit2work" program with Deputy State Governor Josef Leitner (SPÖ) on Wednesday (12 December) and learned that the offer of counselling sessions has gone down well with the population.

Leitner is convinced that the number of people making use of the program will grow. Under the program workers can receive free support for medical and psychological illnesses at work.

"Fit2work" counselling is currently available in Sankt Pölten, Wiener Neudorf, Amstetten, Wiener Neustadt, Korneuburg and Zwettl but is set to spread to keep up with growing demand.

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