The Gold Industry Group (GIG) is partnering with mental health organisation LIVIN again to bring their LIVINWell workshops to member offices and sites as well as schools across Australia.

The tour aims to connect, support and empower gold industry workers, their family, friends and local communities to speak up and seek help.

Delivered by experienced and highly relatable facilitators with a blend of lived experience and mental health training, the program includes conversations around stigma reduction, effective stress management strategies, practical strategies to help others, and much more.

Workshops:

  • 4 - 15 March 2019 (Western Australia)

  • 14 March 2019 (Free community event)

  • 1 - 12 April 2019 (Northern Territory and New South Wales)

Members participating in the tour include Newmont Australia, KCGM, Gold Fields, Gold Road Resources, Newcrest Mining, AngloGold Ashanti Australia, Evolution Mining, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, The Perth Mint, Norton Gold Fields and ABC Refinery.

This year, the GIG LIVIN Tour will also include workshops at local schools.

About the partnership

The Gold Industry Group partnered with mental health not-for-profit LIVIN in 2017, to raise awareness of mental health and change the way the industry and society understands, perceives and interprets mental illness.

The first LIVINWell workshops were presented in June 2017 in Perth and Kalgoorlie WA, with LIVIN founders Sam Webb and Casey Lyons, to help break down the stigma associated with mental illness and give people the basic tools to seek help and help others.

A collaboration was also formed with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, LIVIN and the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council to produce a short film launched at Mental Health Week WA Opening Ceremony in Kalgoorlie.