Allianz Australia | Workers Compensation & Mental Health


Experiencing work-induced stress or anxiety? Four in ten employees believe that mental health issues will not be taken as seriously as physical illnessesi

The latest Safe Work Australia data shows $543 million was paid in workers compensation for work-related mental health conditionsii, highlighting the importance of employers proactively addressing employees’ mental health. Which is why at Allianz, we believe that prioritising the wellbeing of employees is pivotal to building future, thriving workplaces. To this end, 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 future thriving workplaces and worksites, Allianz has developed a dedicated space for employers and employees to access research and guides with practical tips, insights and checklists to support and build mentally healthy work environments.

A call to action: 80 per cent of Australian workers want workplaces to double down on mental health initiativesiii

We asked Australian employees and employers to share their experiences on mental wellness in the workplace. The findings can be found in our latest workplace mental health report, Future Thriving Workplaces.

Research & Education

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.

Read more of Allianz’s first exploration of mental health in the workplace.

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.

Read more of Allianz’s mission to build future, thriving workplaces.

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

Raising Awareness & Encouraging Conversations

Designing a Collaborative Mental, Wellbeing Program

Promoting Exercise & Healthy Habits

Driving Motivation Through Structure

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).
ii (n.d.). Mental health | Safe Work Australia. [online] Available at:, [Accessed Sep. 2020].
iii Based on figures from YouGov Future Thriving Workplaces research, YouGov (2020). (1,005 workers and 501 managers surveyed).