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Newcrest ride to Telfer for mental health

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Newcrest ride to Telfer for mental health

Six Newcrest Mining Limited employees banded together to embark on an epic 2,246 km bike ride from their Perth office to the Telfer operations, raising awareness and funds for mental health.

Funds raised went to the WA Disabled Sports Association and Beyond Blue, helping to make a difference in the lives of those affected by anxiety, depression or suicide.

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Responsible gold jewellery

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Responsible gold jewellery

ABC Refinery and Pallion provide assurance for consumers by using responsible sourcing and sustainability practices.

Palloys, the jewellery manufacturing and supply division of Pallion, recently attained certification from the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the foremost standard setting and certification organisation in the world for the international jewellery industry.

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ER teams shine at CME competition

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ER teams shine at CME competition

Members put their life saving skills to the test during a weekend of challenges at the 2019 Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) Surface Mine Emergency Response Competition, held over 25 and 26 May at Hannans North Tourist Mine.

Competing teams included: KCGM, Gold Fields (Combined), St Barbara Limited (Leonora), Evolution Mining (Mungari), Northern Star Resources, Saracen Mineral Holdings (Carosue Dam) and BHP (Northern Operations).

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Gold workers join LIVINWell movement

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Gold workers join LIVINWell movement

The Gold Industry Group (GIG)’s recent mental health tour with charity LIVIN is being hailed a success after more than 40 stigma breaking workshops were delivered across Australia reaching more than 1,200 gold industry workers, locals and students.

As a result of the resounding positive feedback from attendees, the tour has been extended with more workshops to be delivered at gold mine sites in June and a school tour is being explored for 2020.

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Gold Fields' safety campaign benefits community

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Gold Fields' safety campaign benefits community

A Christmas safety push at Gold Fields’ St Ives mine resulted in a monetary gift delivered to five Kalgoorlie-based community organisations.

The funds earned were a result of increasing and improving safety interactions over the 100 days leading up to Christmas.

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Gold takes LIVINWell message across Australia

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Gold takes LIVINWell message across Australia

The Gold Industry Group in partnership with not-for-profit LIVIN will commence a national tour next month to bring LIVINWell workshops to member offices, mine sites, schools and the wider community across Australia, in an effort to help break the stigma traditionally associated with mental illness.

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KCGM awards continue to benefit community

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KCGM awards continue to benefit community

The three winners of KCGM’s quarterly Safety Innovation Award have chosen to donate $4,000 each to Radio Lollipop, Red Cross Soup Patrol and the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Men’s Shed.

The awards improve safety culture by recognising and rewarding individuals or teams who have implemented safety innovation ideas that eliminate or minimise risks on site.

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An industry first for mental health

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An industry first for mental health

Gold Road Resources have had a long-term focus on ensuring their workforce has the skills and confidence to recognise and assist those experiencing mental illness.

Today, almost all employees are now trained in Mental Health First Aid, marking them as the first organisation in the mining industry to be gold accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

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Emergency Response teams go for gold

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Emergency Response teams go for gold

Hundreds descended on Langley Park in Perth over the weekend as AngloGold Ashanti, Newmont Australia and Northern Star Resources’ emergency response teams battled it out with 15 other teams to win the 8th annual Mining Emergency Response Competition (MERC).

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LIVIN goes large

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LIVIN goes large

To coincide with Mental Health Week, our community partner LIVIN were proud to design, implement and unveil the first of their billboards in an awareness campaign across Central and Northern Queensland.

Released across several locations, the first eight billboards are part of LIVIN’s commitment to spread mental health awareness throughout areas which don’t necessarily have the same access to resources that are available in capital cities.

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Kirkland scoops mine rescue win

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Kirkland scoops mine rescue win

Maintaining their stellar year of award wins, the Kirkland Lake Gold Fosterville team took home four awards at this year’s Victorian Mines Rescue Competition (VMRC) including the overall win.

Held over 12 – 14 October and hosted by Kirkland Lake Gold at their Fosterville Gold Mine 20km outside of Bendigo, the 26th VMRC saw nine mines rescue and emergency response teams (ERT) compete.

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Macmahon names "The Hulk" as mental health ambassador

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Macmahon names "The Hulk" as mental health ambassador

Mining contractor Macmahon Holdings engages retired mixed martial artist, Soa “The Hulk” Palelei as an ambassador for its Strong Minds, Strong Mines mental health program.

The program was launched in March 2018 with toolbox talks delivered to around 800 workers across Macmahon’s Western Australian operations.  It has since been extended to reach more than 1500 workers Australia wide.

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Gold Fields ER team perform golden role

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Gold Fields ER team perform golden role

Go behind the scenes with Gold Fields’ Emergency Response team and watch a live training drill at stop 6 on the Kalgoorlie #heartofgold Discovery Trail.

Find the Saint Barbara statue to uncover the critical role that all emergency response teams play in modern mining operations and their local communities.

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KCGM donates award bonus to Kalgoorlie Men's Shed

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KCGM donates award bonus to Kalgoorlie Men's Shed

Two winning Safety Innovation Award recipients have chosen to donate $12,000 to the C.Y. O'Connor Men's Shed in Kalgoorlie. The KCGM quarterly Safety Innovation Awards are designed to improve safety culture by recognising and rewarding individuals or teams that have implemented safety innovation ideas that eliminate or minimise risks on site.

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Gold Fields employees LIVINWell

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Gold Fields employees LIVINWell

Earlier this month, mental health not-for-profit charity LIVIN delivered their LIVINWell program to employees and contractors at Gold Fields Granny Smith mine.

Based in Laverton, the workers of this remote mine site would be forgiven for thinking that they’re located too far from mental health assistance – but nothing could be further from the truth.

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Dolphins making a big splash in Perth for youngsters’ mental health

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Dolphins making a big splash in Perth for youngsters’ mental health

The Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation launched a mass public art exhibition in January as part of its major campaign to raise awareness of children’s mental health, which has seen a huge pod of wildly colourful dolphin sculptures painted by local artists ‘swim’ into Perth’s streets, parks and public spaces.

Gold Industry Group Director Sharon Warburton is also a Non-Executive of the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and a driving force behind the Big Splash WA initiative, which aims to address the drastic increase in young people presenting to medical professionals with mental health issues. 

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