The results of this research identified perceived risks for wellbeing, including; a lack of preparation for the role, perceived worst shift, moral distress and isolation. Themes perceived as protective to wellbeing included; finding the work stimulating and meaningful, belonging to the team, and using humour. This study suggests risk factors often co-existed simultaneously with protective factors and not as a dichotomy.
Research by Curtin University and the University of Western Australia found FIFO workers had worse mental health than a matched benchmark sample pre COVID, and mental ill health and poor wellbeing were higher during the COVID-19 pandemic than before. This group needs to be considered as an at-risk group for adverse mental health outcomes.
Technology and changing work patterns have changed our world and this is having a major impact on our sleep.This webinar discusses the science of sleep and how with technology, “help and support” sleep awareness, education, screening and behaviour change can be delivered digitally and at scale.
For the Well-Connected Alliance, managing fatigue is vital both to prevent injuries and to protect mental wellbeing – two factors that often go together.
In mid-2016 Jekfar’s six workplaces became officially smokefree.
Winner of the 2016 Mental Health Services Award, as at mid-2019, GoodYarn has reached more than 7000 New Zealanders working in small and medium businesses, as well as some of the country’s largest. There are now 60 GoodYarn facilitators across 25 industries.
As businesses across Australia are impacted by labour and skills shortages, this report suggests delivering effective and secure flexible work for frontline, shift and site-based workers has immediate benefits and should be a long term strategy for workforce sustainability.
The Sleep Wake Research Centre in New Zealand have produced a range of Covid 19 fact sheets on sleep, with topics including immunity, mental health and shiftworkers.
This series of short films focus on how workers can improve their health and wellbeing by making small changes and healthy lifestyle choices to improve fatigue and stress.