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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gold Industry Group Director and corporate leader Sharon Warburton delivered a powerful speech to a full house at the WA Mining Club last month on the importance of supporting a culture of empowerment and mental health in the workplace.
The St Barbara’s Day lunch remembered those who had lost their lives in the industry and Sharon decided to talk about the importance of people and their mental wellbeing.
In June 2017, the Gold Industry Group took the founders of mental health not-for-profit LIVIN to Kalgoorlie to share their story and send a message of strength to young people in the Goldfields.
In collaboration with City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, LIVIN founders Sam Webb and Casey Lyons were interviewed by the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council.
Last week the Gold Industry Group held workshops in Perth and Kalgoorlie with new community partner LIVIN, to demystify the stigma attached to mental illness and provide the basic tools to help yourself and others.
LIVIN founders Sam Webb and Casey Lyons delivered six educational workshops with members and a community event.
Soa (The Hulk) Palelei gave two motivational speeches to children and adults at the Meekatharra Youth Expo thanks to the support of Doray Minerals Ltd, Mission Australia, the Department of Premier & Cabinet and the Meekatharra Shire.
In its inaugural year, and organised by the Meekatharra Shire, the communities of Wiluna, Meekatharra, Yulga Jinna, Mt Magnet, Cue and Newman were invited to participate in the Youth Expo which informed people of the wide range of within school and post-school options and networking opportunities.