The burden of working time lost to compensable occupational injury and disease in Australia, 2012ā€“17: a retrospective populationā€based study (2024)

This research reveals Australia loses 41,194 work years annually due to work-related injury, disease and mental health conditions, equating to more than 41,000 lost jobs. The study introduces a new metric, Working Years Lost (WYL) which highlights the severe burden on older workers and the disproportionate effect of mental health conditions.

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Estimating economic costs of mental health-related presenteeism and absenteeism: An evaluation of the contribution of the workplace environment (2022)

This report outlines key findings from the 2021 Workplace Wellbeing Insights (WWI) Survey. Productivity loss was estimated at approximately AU$1500 per person due to a work-related mental health problem, with poor psychosocial safety climate the strongest driver.

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Workplace Outcome SuiteĀ© (WOS) EAP Industry Global Report No. 6: Use and Effectiveness for Over 140,000 Counseling Cases from 2010 to 2022

New global research explores Employee Assistance Program (EAP) use and the effectiveness of EAP counseling drawing on data from 61 different EAP vendors and internal programs across 15 countries. The study of 140,000 users of counseling between 2010 and 2022 suggest brief EAP counseling improved multiple aspects of work functioning and life satisfaction, with an estimated ROI of $5:1.

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Mental Health in the Workplace: A Global Picture, by The Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health

The Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health has published a new Mental Health in the Workplace: A Global Picture report based on a survey of 12,210 individuals across…

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The TELUS Mental Health Index: New Zealand 2024

According to this report, the mental health of workers in New Zealand remains significantly strained, with 40% of workers having a high mental health risk and 46% having a moderate risk. Nearly 4 in 10 have indicated that their employer does not support or are unsure about support for psychological health and safety.

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State of the Global Workplace (2024)

In this global report, 34% of employees were thriving in their lives in 2023. This marked a one-point decline from 2022, following five consecutive years of improvement on this measure. Also noteworthy: This decline was felt most by younger workers. Wellbeing among workers under 35 fell from 35% to 31%, while wellbeing increased for those over 35, from 35% to 36%.

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