With mental health challenges for mine workers increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry has stepped up to provide more support for its workforce.
Mineral Resources (MinRes) has partnered with Lifeline WA to help the state’s mining workers deal with mental health challenges.
The Australian Resources and Energy Group (AMMA) provides an accessible solution to mental health burdens that is different to what the market already offers. Safe to Work writes.
The Western Australian Government has launched the Mentally Healthy Workplaces Audit for mining workplaces, while Mitsubishi is supporting a program to improve mental health services in Queensland.
Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA has launched an online program for psychological health and safety across resources workplaces.
BHP has introduced four key ways to focus on mental wellbeing as employees work under the uncertainty and instability of the coronavirus outbreak.
Creating a workplace culture that understands and supports the mental health of workers can result in a happier, more productive workforce.
Western Australian not-for-profit organisation Youth Focus has partnered with Sandfire Resources to help more young people access mental health care in the state’s Murchison region.
In an Australian first, the Western Australian Government has launched a code of practice that focuses on promoting and maintaining mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in, fly-out workers in the resources sector.
According to coaching firm Corporate Edge, workplaces across every industry are becoming more and more aware of the importance culture plays in organisational success.
The benefits of mine digitisation on the workforce are more positive than some people might have realised, considering the removal of work conditions associated with fly-in fly-out (FIFO) work.
New Acland mine in Queensland, in partnership with Lifeline Darling Downs has raised funds to heighten community’s awareness on the importance of mental health and wellbeing.
Almost 100 per cent of Gold Road Resources’ leaders and 80 per cent of its employees have been certified in mental health first aid.
Rates of psychological distress, workplace bullying and burnout were found significantly higher among fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers than their non-FIFO counterparts, one of Australia’s most comprehensive FIFO research studies has shown.
The New South Wales Government has committed to a $90 million investment toward zero suicides by 2023 – a massive spike from its $8 million funding across four years in 2016.
World Mental Health Day has seen the successful roll out of a ‘gamified microlearning’ program for miners to combat stigma around mental health.
One in three young Australians aged 12 to 25 were reporting high to very high levels of psychological distress – a figure that has tripled in the last decade.
New South Wales has revised its targets and commits to reduce work-related fatalities by 30 per cent, and injuries and illnesses by 50 per cent within five years.
Mining companies have joined hands with more than 1000 construction and business sites to help prevent suicide in an industry where it is six times more likely that a worker is lost to suicide than a workplace accident.
The McGowan government has released an updated draft code of practice to help create mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in fly-out (FIFO) mine workers in Western Australia.