The Australian Human Rights Commission has created a resource with tips and 7 guiding principles for small business owners to help meet their obligations under the Sex Discrimination Act. They also discuss risk factors and underlying causes for this to occur.
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.
The Federal Government Carer-Inclusive Workplace Initiative aims to increase workforce participation among carers and help employers provide better support to this vital demographic. It provides organisations with a self-assessment tool so they can consider how their existing policies and practices relate to being carer-inclusive, and access to resources and learning modules to consider how they might improve their approach.
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.
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.
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.
This kit is designed to help leaders in the sector understand common psychosocial risk factors, such as remote and isolated work, and low recognition or reward, and suggestions on how to manage them.
This online planning tool helps workers stay comfortable and safe from the effects of the summer environment. These can include extreme weather, sun exposure, heat, bushfires or smoke. Plan for where, how, and when workers perform their duties and help them make quick decisions when faced with changes in weather conditions.
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.