Well-being

Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Case study

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.
Report

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.
Survey

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...
Report

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...
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Discussion paper

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.
Report

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.
Strategy

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.
Report

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.
Report

Wellbeing Health and Youth Commission: 2021 youth health research and policy priorities and concerns

This report is the product of workshops held earlier in the year, and includes not only the key areas of concern, but recommendations on how these can be addressed by research, policy and health services.
Report

Exploring the decline in wellbeing for Australian girls

This report examines the research and data across a range of young females' wellbeing measures, including physical health, mental health, education, social media and safety.
Report

East Asian, South Asian, Chinese and Indian students in Aotearoa: a Youth19 report

This report presents contemporary information on the health and wellbeing of secondary school students in New Zealand who have an Asian identity.
Report

Integrating wellbeing into the business of government: the feasibility of innovative legal and policy measures to achieve sustainable development in Australia

The findings outlined in this report provide practical insight into innovative approaches to translate sustainable development into national, state and local laws and/or policies.
Working paper

Wellbeing public policy needs more theory

There is presently a groundswell of enthusiasm and advocacy for 'wellbeing public policy', especially as part of the movement to go 'beyond GDP'. While recognising the merits of this proposal, this paper advocates for a cautious approach, owing to our poor theoretical understanding of both...
Report

Supporting women and children experiencing family and domestic violence: the Zonta House impact report

This report presents an analysis of client outcomes with a view to understanding the impact of Zonta House and provides a statistical analysis of the validity and reliability of the Life Matrix tool developed and used by Zonta House to measure clients’ wellbeing at intake...