The 2023 Global Wellness Economy Monitor

This report reveals a wellness market surging post-pandemic: growing 12% annually since 2020, setting a new record value of $5.6 trillion and forecast to grow another 52% by 2027. The global workplace wellness market estimated at $50.6 with an estimated growth in the next 5 years of 2.9%.​​​​​​

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Hybrid & Flexible Working Practices in Australian Workplaces in 2023

This report reveals more organisations are calling for employees to return to their workspace for at least 3 days per week, but employers remain open to continuing to have a remote option, using different types of flexible work. Technology will continue to have a big role in enabling remote work, with benefits of successful hybrid work including staff retention, attraction and work-life balance.

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Indicators of a Thriving Workplace (2023)

SuperFriend latest Indicators of a Thriving Workplace survey of over 10,000 workers showed that connectedness was the highest rated domain, and work design and capability the lowest. Workload, change management and recognition were identified as hazards most likely to lead to harm in the workplace. Transport, Postal and Warehousing and Manufacturing had the greatest decline in rankings. Almost 1 in 3 workers reported symptoms of burnout, and 1 in 3 who work from home would quit their job or look for another if required to work full-time from an office.

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Policies, Guidelines, and Practices Supporting Women’s Menstruation, Menstrual Disorders and Menopause at Work: A Critical Global Scoping Review (2023)

This research paper reviewed global evidence relating to interventions aimed at supporting women to manage menstruation, menstrual disorders and menopause at work, and how this impacts their career trajectories. More than 60 publications were reviewed and found very few workplace policies dealt with menstrual issues. Less half presented an intervention related to women’s workplace health. There was also a lack of co-design and almost none of the polices or guidelines had been evaluated.

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Thrive at Work Survey

This survey from Curtain Uni was completed over 3 years by 6813 Australian workers. It reveals how workers perceive their work, and how work influences their mental health and overall wellbeing. Findings show some issues with burnout and self stigma with help seeking, and certain workplace factors act as strong predictors of mental health. Overall, organisations are most effective when they recognise and address the spectrum of mental health, from addressing ill-health to promoting wellbeing.

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A case for an extended unpaid carer leave entitlement? Inquiry report (2023)

This report looks at the potential economic and social impacts of adding an entitlement to extended unpaid carer leave to the National Employment Standards. The report concludes that other policies – especially better access to flexible work – would make a bigger difference for more carers.

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Global Wellbeing Report 2023

Survey of 14,000 people across 14 countries found 1 in 3 respondents report their wellbeing is lower than ever, even though more than two-thirds ranked their wellbeing as a top priority, only 12% said they thought theirs was where it should be. Barriers to wellbeing include no time, cost and societal pressure. Caregivers, parents, the LGBTQIA community, and people living with disabilities reported their wellbeing was worse than ever before.

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Leading Mentally Healthy Workplace Survey Report 2023

report of nearly 8,000 employees found burnout was highly prevalent (44%), predicted by the degree to which employees had positive emotional and mental experiences at work, control over work, and emotional and financial stressors outside of work. Overall, employees were largely positive about the availability of support for mental health from their organisation.

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The Australian Mental Wellbeing Index 2022-23

This report provides a snapshot into the everyday mental wellbeing of Australians. The report revealed young Australians have consistently poorer mental wellbeing than those aged over 65. Many people continue to grapple with challenges in stress management, sleep quality, and focus and concentration, but have improved emotional regulation and social connection. Interestingly, educators mental wellbeing rose and fell in alignment with school term and holiday periods.

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