Taking stock: wellbeing and political attitudes in Australia at the start of the post-COVID era, January 2023
The aim of this paper is to use data collected during January 2023 and Australia’s recent history to take stock of Australia’s wellbeing, as well as its attitudes towards key political and social institutions as Australia enters a post-COVID world.
The NSW Strategic Plan for Children and Young People: tracking report 01
Following the launch of their strategic plan, the ACYP committed to undertaking and publishing results from an annual quantitative survey that tracks the experiences and perceptions of young people in New South Wales across six key areas. This report outlines the key findings from their...
Door-to-door for mental health: a summary report
This report summaries a recent Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) Project. The report examines the suitability of the project, and its effectiveness and value for householders and communities.
Doorknocking for mental health: evaluating a novel outreach approach for addressing mental health
This evaluation report was prepared by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) for Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA), and presents evaluation findings related to the ACDC Project’s effectiveness and impact on participants and communities.
Te Tai Waiora: Wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand 2022
Under the terms of the Public Finance (Wellbeing) Amendment Act, Treasury is required to provide an independent report on the state of wellbeing in New Zealand at least every four years. Te Tai Waiora is the first of these reports.
Child wellbeing during the COVID pandemic: parental concerns
This report explores the varied impacts of COVID-19 on children of all ages below 18 years, and also delves into the experiences of families and the factors that parents say contributed to their children’s wellbeing.
Towards a thriving healthcare workforce
Healthcare workers are the cornerstone of health service delivery and quality of patient care. This brief identifies and discusses four areas where policy action should be taken to protect healthcare worker safety and wellbeing now and into the future.
The experience of COVID-19 in Australia, including long-COVID: evidence from the COVID-19 Impact Monitoring Survey Series, August 2022
The aim of this paper is to describe the experience of COVID-19 in Australia, examine the factors associated with whether or not someone had COVID-19, including long-COVID, and relate this experience to broader measures of wellbeing.
Wellbeing outcomes in Australia as lockdowns ease and cases increase – August 2022
The aim of this paper is to examine the trends and determinants of wellbeing over the COVID-19 period, making use of the 12 waves of the COVID-19 'Impact Monitoring Survey' data and with a particular focus on the 12 months since August 2021.
Principles for healthy urban development
In this paper, the authors discuss the principles for healthy urban development and its connections with health, wellbeing and equity. They also describe how good urban design can protect and promote health, and improve health, equity and disability outcomes.
The human rights roadmap: 40 ways to operationalise human rights in Victoria's mental health and wellbeing system
This report provides a suite of pragmatic recommendations that are intended to ensure that Victoria’s current and future mental health and wellbeing systems are based on a commitment to promote and uphold human rights, and to focus on the promotion of good mental health and...
Mental health and wellbeing: issues and impact
This issues paper outlines mental health and wellbeing data for Gippsland.
Redefining progress: global lessons for an Australian approach to wellbeing
Looking at 21 global approaches to wellbeing over the past 50 years, this report identifies four key characteristics of advanced wellbeing approaches to guide an Australia’s wellbeing journey.
South Australian Aboriginal health promotion strategy 2022-2030
This strategy was developed in consultation with the South Australian Aboriginal community in seven regions during 2021.
Procuring for broader outcomes
This case study looks at government procurement practices and strategies, assesses their impacts on the effectiveness of the procurement system and their influence on the economy at large.
Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework: baseline indicator data for Australians aged 18-64 years
Highlighting gaps and limitations in national data related to people with disability, this report presents the first national data using the Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework and Indicators developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Mental health and wellbeing in music and live performing arts survey May 2022
This research project was initiated in response to Support Act's goals of establishing a baseline for the mental health and wellbeing of people working in the music and live performing arts sectors in 2022. The Centre for Social Impact was engaged to conduct this research...
Precarious housing and wellbeing: a multi-dimensional investigation
This research examines how the bi-directional relationship between housing precariousness and wellbeing varies across population subgroups and over time; sheds light on the dimensions of housing precariousness that affect wellbeing, and vice versa; and considers how policy interventions to effectively minimise negative impacts of precarious...
Tracking wellbeing outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic (January 2022): riding the Omicron wave
This paper provides a summary of COVID-19 and wellbeing data from the January 2022 ANUpoll, the tenth poll in the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods COVID-19 Impact Monitoring Survey program.
Profile of children and young people in WA 2022
This report provides demographic and statistical information about the children and young people in Western Australia, in particular those who might be experiencing vulnerability and hardship.
Social connection 101
For those that work or volunteer in health, the community sector, government, or any other organisation invested in peoples' health and wellbeing, this resource provides a good understanding of what social connection is, how it works, and some ways that it can be activated.
Climate change and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: discussion paper
This discussion paper describes climate change in Australia and its impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led initiatives in climate change adaptation and mitigation that strengthens wellbeing and benefits the global community.
Story of our children and young people: Northern Territory 2021
This is the second publication of the biennial 'Story of our children and young people.' The publication addresses the demand for an evidence-base to inform actions to improve outcomes for the children and young people of the Northern Territory.
The national children’s mental health and wellbeing strategy
This strategy document uses four focus areas to outline the requirements for an effective system of care for children, and seeks to create a new, shared understanding of the roles of families, communities, services, and educators in promoting and supporting child mental health and wellbeing.
Kia manawanui Aotearoa: long-term pathway to mental wellbeing
This document presents the New Zealand Government's high-level plan for transforming the mental health system. It outlines the next steps for further implementation of the changes required to support the mental wellbeing of New Zealanders.