The Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) has recently released the Consensus Statement on the Health Benefits of Work.
Realising the Health Benefits of Work presents compelling international and Australasian evidence that work is generally good for health and wellbeing, and that long term work absence, work disability and unemployment generally have a negative impact on health and wellbeing.
The purpose of the consensus statement is to bring together a wide range of stakeholder signatories, who each affirm the importance of work as a determinant of health and commit to:
For the organisations who currently are not familiar with the background of the Consensus Statement, please see below:
To see the details of Autralia and New Zealand Consensus Statement or view the current signatories for Australia and New Zealand, please cilck the navigation menu on the left.
Please visit the Policy & Advocacy webpage to view the two companion statements to the Health Benefits of Work Position Statement https://www.racp.edu.au/page/policy-and-advocacy/occupational-and-environmental-medicine
Health Benefits of Work