This fact sheet outlines the current structure of paid domestic violence leave in Australia.
The latest report from this longitudinal study of Australian school leaders finds that many are experiencing bullying, intimidation, and high levels of stress.
This report seeks to show that a mentally healthy workplace can only be achieved when it is a business priority. It brings together key research findings and other expert resources to put forward a holistic approach to help employers transform awareness into action that promotes...
This research report was funded by the W.A Mental Health Commission and is one of the most comprehensive FIFO research studies undertaken in Australia. It suggests that the greater mental health risk of FIFO workers stems from their demographic profile, being mostly young-to-middle aged men...
This report into the mental health and wellbeing of police and emergency services reflects the voices and experiences of 21,014 serving and former employees and volunteers from police, fire, ambulance and state emergency services agencies. The response rate signals that mental health and wellbeing are...
This 'Answering the call’ detailed report was developed as part of Beyond Blue’s national mental health and wellbeing study of police and emergency services.
A response is needed to the numerous issues spurred by the expansion of the gig economy, where flexible patterns of employment prevail in contrast to permanent jobs. In this context of the exponential growth of the digital economy and underlying business models the largest nationwide...
This is the report of a day-long roundtable exploring better ways of preventing the debilitating mental consequences of traumatic stress and improving mental health outcomes for front-line first responder personnel.
Transport workers are up to five times more likely to be injured at work than any other Australian worker, according to this research. Train drivers, in particular, are thirty times more likely to develop a mental health condition than any other worker.
Like police, emergency services and youth justice, child protection is ‘frontline’ work that is highly complex and requires specialist skills—and frontline workers are considered to be at particular risk of developing mental health issues. This audit examines whether Victoria’s CPPs maintain good mental health and...
Not enough is being done to help stressed and overworked school principals cope with the ever-increasing demands of the job. This report reveals little is being done by private school employers, Catholic Education Offices or State and Territory governments to ease the burden school principals...
Despite a surge in workplace mindfulness research, virtually nothing is known about how organizations can cultivate everyday mindfulness at work.
Raising awareness about the risk of suicide among construction workers and encouraging them to talk to each other about mental health is having a positive impact, according to new UniSA research.
Armed robbery exposes workers to serious harm in an environment where day-to-day safety is not normally a concern, and can have a wide range of negative consequences for employees. Victims may find it difficult to return to or cope at work.
This research examined...
Peer support in the mental health sector is the help and support that ‘peers’ – people with a lived experience of mental health issues – are able to give one another.
A peer worker is employed on the basis that they bring their lived...
The survey has run nationally every year since 2011 in response to growing concern about principals’ occupational health, safety and wellbeing. Since the project began, approximately 50% of Australia’s 10,000 principals have taken part. Many have completed multiple surveys.
The aim of this research...
This paper considers the likely utilisation of paid family and domestic violence leave provisions if they are extended (as has been proposed) to apply to all paid employees in Australia.
The paper reviews the actual experience of several Australian employers which have already implemented...
This report, authored by Dr Peter Cotton, found that the issues uncovered in the review of firefighters in the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) are not dissimilar from the findings of other inquiries into emergency service organisations like the police or the ambulance service.
Employers, building owners, designers, developers, and investors throughout the world are learning, in response to an increasing body of evidence, that office design affects the health and wellbeing of occupants in many ways and so it is a smart business move to create green buildings...
Social procurement – using business and government purchasing power to create social value – has tremendous potential for social impact. Procuring goods or services from social enterprises committed to employing and supporting marginalised groups, can create almost immediate change.
However, social procurement is only...