Experiencing work-induced stress or anxiety? 40% of employees believe that mental health issues won’t be taken as seriously as physical illnesses1

Not all injuries or barriers in the workplace are physical. Which is why at Allianz, we believe that prioritising the holistic wellbeing of employees is pivotal to building mentally healthy workplaces. We actively work with Australian businesses and expert mental health partners to inform and drive positive action on workplace mental health.

As part of our commitment to building thriving workplaces and worksites, we’ve developed a dedicated space for employers and employees to support mentally healthy work environments. Access our research and guides, which include practical tips, insights and checklists.

A call to action: 83 per cent of managers say employee mental health will be more of a priority in the next five years1

At Allianz, we recognise that we are all likely to experience vulnerability at some point in our lives and it is the role of insurance to provide confidence in tomorrow. Through our Personal Injury Division, Allianz is a leading provider of Workers Compensation and offers a range of support and services for the evolving needs of Australian workplaces.

Read Allianz Personal Injury, Chief General Manager, Julie Mitchell’s views on stigma and it being the first barrier Australian workplaces and worksites need to tackle to facilitate mentally healthy environments and people.

Effective discussion is key: the urgency for open dialogue about mental health in the workplace has never been more pressing

In our recent research, Crucial Conversations in the Modern Workplace, we found that many Australian employees and employers are uncomfortable navigating important discussions in the workplace.

A crucial conversation is a discussion with high stakes, differing opinions and strong emotions. While they can be challenging, these conversations are an opportunity to build trust and support a mentally healthy workplace.

Whether you are a manager or an employee, we encourage you to explore our Crucial Conversations Toolkits to help facilitate effective conversations within your organisation.

Further research & education

Finding balance in the modern workplace

In our third report Finding Balance in the Modern Workplace (August 2021), we reflect on the impact the pandemic has caused on Australian workplaces and worksites.

At work, employees are required to be task-driven and efficient, but at home they need to connect and relax. However, with the evolving demands and requirements of the workplace, Australians are struggling to find a balance and transition between these two parts of life.

Download our report (PDF, 2.5 MB) to read more about how to find a healthy balance, as industries respond to the changing demands of the pandemic.

Future thriving workplaces

Fostering workplaces that have the resources and knowledge to properly support all employees’ stress, anxiety and general wellbeing is essential.

Our second (September 2020) report on workplace mental health, Future Thriving Workplaces, seeks to identify what both employers and employees need most to create sustainable change in their workplaces and worksites. It also provides recommendations on how to overcome barriers to implementing mental health initiatives at work.

Download our report (PDF, 2.3 MB) to read more about our mission to build future, thriving workplaces.

Awareness into Action: A holistic approach to cultivating mentally healthy workplaces in Australia

The Awareness into Action (January 2019) report combines key research findings with expert mental health resources to lift the veil on how workplaces and worksites impact mental health, and help employers gain the knowledge required to identify and prevent mental health injuries.

Our inaugural report provides practical guidelines for Australian workforces to reflect on how they can continue their journey towards improving mental health in their organisations.

Download our report (PDF, 1.9 MB) to read more about our first exploration of mental health in the workplace.

Fostering mentally healthy workplaces

The Allianz research has identified five key action areas for employers to focus on, and take a more holistic approach to supporting the mental wellbeing of employees at work.

Building & fostering a positive culture

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Raising awareness & encouraging conversations

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Designing a collaborative mental, wellbeing program

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Promoting exercise & healthy habits

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Driving motivation through structure

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For more information on how Allianz supports Australian workplaces, please see our Workers Compensation page.

i Based on figures from YouGov Future Thriving Workplaces research, YouGov (2020). (1,005 workers and 501 managers surveyed)