Australian Principalsā€™ Occupational Health and Wellbeing Survey (2024)

The latest survey of 2300+ principals, assistant principals, and deputy principals from every school type, sector, state, and territory survey finds unsustainable high workloads, levels of stress and unacceptable rates of violence from parents and students continue. But on top of this, school leaders are experiencing significant levels of mental illness and around half are considering leaving the profession.

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Psychological health and safety in the workplace (2024)

This report draws from three main data sources to examine characteristics and trends in the worker experience of psychosocial hazards and mental health conditions in Australian workplaces. These are Safe Work Australiaā€™s National Dataset for Compensation-based Statistics (NDS), People at Work (PAW) survey data and the National Return to Work (NRTW) survey.

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The Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey (2022)

The health and wellbeing of Australian school leaders is at a tipping point according the the latest The Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey by the Australian Catholic University. The survey of 2500 Principals revealed heavy workloads and lack of time to focus on core responsibilities as the top two sources of stress, followed by the national teacher shortage, and the welfare of staff and students. It includes a series of recommendations for governments, employers, professional associations and school leaders.

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Maxima

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In January 2017, Maxima formalised a Healthy Lifestyles program by forming a Healthy Lifestyle Committee. Three key drivers provided the impetus to create a coordinated program; office centralisation and relocation, a Human Resource work experience student and access to BUPA (a corporate affiliate) health funds. This case study guides us through the steps taken and achievements to date.

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Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools wellness champions

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In this case study, Brett Leadbetter, Education Officer, Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools outlines the key drivers for developing their employee wellness strategy, how establishing a champions network has been critical to building a wellness culture at a grassroots level and the key benefits for the organisation, the champions, and Brett himself as the wellness leader

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