SuperFriend latest Indicators of a Thriving Workplace survey of over 10,000 workers showed that connectedness was the highest rated domain, and work design and capability the lowest. Workload, change management and recognition were identified as hazards most likely to lead to harm in the workplace. Transport, Postal and Warehousing and Manufacturing had the greatest decline in rankings. Almost 1 in 3 workers reported symptoms of burnout, and 1 in 3 who work from home would quit their job or look for another if required to work full-time from an office.
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.
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.
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 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.
Commissioned by Suicide Prevention Australia, this discussion paper takes an occupational health and safety perspective on work-related suicide, focusing on working conditions as potentially modifiable risk and protective factors for suicide, and policy and practice implications.
A survey of 152 Judges and Magistrates from 5 Australian courts found that judicial stress (non-specific psychological distress, depressive and anxious symptoms, burnout and secondary traumatic stress) was predicted by satisfaction of the basic psychological needs of autonomy, competence and relatedness. Results differed by jurisdiction level.
Too many Australians leave work due to ill health, injury or disability. The Collaborative Partnership by Comcare was formed to understand work participation and identify the barriers in our systems and culture to enable more Australians to engage in good work. All reports are available here.