Worker wellbeing

wellbeing poster

wellbeing posterNADA is excited to launch a series of worker wellbeing resources (available to download below).

Designed for the non government AOD sector, the resources encourage workers to invest as much time and care looking after their health as they do others.

Taking care of your health is important no matter what you do for a living. But when it comes to working in the AOD sector it’s all the more important. Working in the AOD sector can be very rewarding but the passion and dedication that drives many who work in this sector can potentially lead to stress, burnout and even ‘compassion fatigue’ if not accompanied by solid self-care strategies.


Resource Description
How are you going
(poster, PDF)
Developed in partnership with the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, this resource encourages workers to check-in to see where they’re at regularly.
The ABCs of self-care
(poster, PDF)
This resource promotes the ABCs of self-care–a framework that promotes awareness, balance, and connection as being key to preventing work-induced stress and trauma.
Worker self-care check
(online survey)
Complete this survey to assess your current self-care practice. The survey is designed to help workers identify whether there’s is an imbalance in the areas in which they practice self-care.
Professional quality of life scale
(online survey)
While the ProQol isn’t intended as a diagnostic tool, how you score will provide a guide on how likely you are experiencing compassion fatigue, burnout and secondary traumatic stress so that you can take steps to protect and nurture your health and wellbeing.
Workplace wellbeing health check
(online survey)
Targeted at managers and supervisors, this survey has been developed to help respondents understand organisational factors that can affect worker wellbeing.
Workplace wellbeing policy
(policy, DOCX)
Workplace wellbeing programs offer a wide range of benefits. This template is intended as a starting point to help organisations articulate their workplace wellbeing policy.


NADA has partnered with NCETA (National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction) to examine the state of worker wellbeing in NSW.

To read about the project’s findings, download:

Publication Description
Enhancing alcohol and other drug worker’s wellbeing: a literature review
(report, pdf)
This publication describes key findings from a literature review, together with an outline of contextual issues, related to the health and wellbeing of AOD workers.
Characteristics and wellbeing of the NSW non-government AOD workforce
(infographic, pdf; report, pdf)
These publications present key findings from a survey examining the health and wellbeing of 294 NGO AOD workers in NSW.


For further information about this project, contact