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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The latest survey including insights from 105 Australian HR leaders and 50 C-suite executives identifies the key trends shaping the people agenda in 2024. Investing more in benefits to improve physical/mental health was the top priority for HR leaders in 2024, followed by improving workplace planning and enhancing the employee experience/EVP to attract and retain top talent. Reducing stress-related illness and employee burnout also featured in the top 5 drivers for growth for Executives.

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The Patient POV: Exploring cost of living impact (2023)

This survey of over 9000 Australian Adult patients suggests basic healthcare is becoming a luxury to Australians as cost-of-living increases, with potential major population health consequences. The study revealed many people are paying for essential healthcare on credit, while an increasing number are delaying or skipping basic diagnostic testing, prescription medicines, mental health and dental care.

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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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Organisational Wellbeing Interventions: Case Studies from the NHS (2023)

This recent UK based research explores the impact of organisational interventions in the NHS to support staff wellbeing and details learnings, enablers and barriers that affected the success of each intervention. Example interventions include overhauling staff rotas and shift patterns, removing bureaucracy and meeting times, changing patient care processes, co-designing fatigue management strategies, and improving team formation and psychological support.

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