Wellbeing of the workforce

Investigating the factors that contribute to worker wellbeing in the addiction sector.

Worker wellbeing is receiving increasing attention. However, little is known about the wellbeing status of the addiction workforce. 

We have been working in collaboration with the Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) and The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) to examine worker wellbeing, quality of life, resilience and associated contributory factors in New South Wales and New Zealand.

Worker wellbeing survey

In 2017 an anonymous online survey was completed by approximately 350 practitioners from the addiction sector in New Zealand.

The survey report is now available from the resources section below. An infographic is also available highlighting key report findings and providing suggestions for enhancing worker wellbeing.

A similar study was carried out in Australia by David Best. Read a copy of his paper The Well-Being of Alcohol and Other Drug Counsellors in Australia: Strengths, Risks and Implications.

For more information about wellbeing of the workforce contact Paul Hanton.