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.
Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) has allocated $1 million of funding to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal communities including the Pilbara, Kalgoorlie and Kimberley regions.
Workers living in rural and remote regions will soon have access to a telepsychiatry service at a time and place that best suit their needs.
Mental health and wellbeing of men living in remote Western Australian mining communities are being placed at the forefront in the Pilbara during Men’s Health Week (June 11-17).