The Occurrence of Anxiety, Depression, and Distress among Professionals Working in Emergency Care (2024)

This recent European study of 202 emergency care professionals in ambulance and hospital settings found female professionals were more likely to have depressive symptoms, perceived stress and anxiety than male professionals. Perceived stress levels in emergency care workers decreased proportionally with increasing years spent working in healthcare, and extended work shifts of 12 or 24 hours increased the risk of perceived stress and anxiety.

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Values and preferences related to workplace mental health programs and interventions: An international survey (2023)

This global study explores the perspectives of workers and managers on workplace programs and interventions that seek to promote mental wellbeing, and prevent and treat mental health conditions.

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The links between exposure to work-related psychosocial risk factors and cardiovascular disease

This discussion paper explores the links between psychosocial risk factors and increased risk of heart disease and stroke. This includes the impact work-related stress can have on unhealthy lifestyle habits which can in turn impact cardiovascular health. It also considers the contribution of a favourable work-related psychosocial work environment as a protective factor against cardiovascular disease

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Job Quality and Construction Workers’ Mental Health: Life Course Perspective (2022)

Recent analysis of data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey revealed that low job security, high job demands, the unfairness of effort and reward and high job intensity are all significant predictors of mental ill-health in manual/non-managerial construction workers.

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Australian Principals’ 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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