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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Reframing employee health: Moving beyond burnout to holistic health (2023)

This survey across 30 countries offers insights into how organisations can prioritise physical, mental, social, and spiritual health to improve employee health and performance. Good holistic health was most strongly predicted by workplace enablers, while burnout was strongly predicted by workplace demands. Job design interventions at the organisational, team, job, and individual levels can boost employee health.

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New Zealand Workplace Diversity Survey 2023

Key findings include ethnicity, gender and Rainbow/LGBTQ+ were ranked as the diversity dimensions considered most important by respondents, wellbeing and mental health and te ao Māori were important DEI related topics, whilst gender, ethnicity and age are the 3 diversity dimensions for which data is most commonly collected. The most common DEI initiatives in organisations were celebrations of diversity, followed by work on DEI-related policies.

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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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Understanding Wellbeing in the Residential Construction Industry (2022)

This research from the Mental Health Foundation NZ looks at understanding the pressures workers face in the residential construction industry and what could help and hinder their wellbeing. It also captures a range of ways to managing these challenges and the best channels to reach builders and tradies.

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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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