Rural and Remote Mental Health
Isolation from family and friends, shift work, fly-in/fly-out and drive-in/drive-out rosters, relationship or financial stresses, job insecurity, misuse of alcohol and drugs, environmental extremes and dangerous workplaces can and do contribute to compromised mental health and, in extreme cases, suicide.
Our mental health and suicide prevention program, Resource Minds raises awareness and understanding, reduces stigma, helps people to recognise problems in themselves, family and workmates and encourages everyone to take responsibility for their own mental health by talking to someone and seeking help early.
The program provides specific support for managerial and supervisory staff who have the added responsibility for the health and wellbeing of their workforce.
The Rural and Remote Mental Health team ensure that the Resource Minds program is tailored to meet the individual needs and specific challenges faced by each company, work-site and location.
Resource Minds comprises:
Mental Health for Leaders Training Workshop for supervisors, managers, OH&S /HR personnel, shift bosses and front-line responders.
• A suite of 13 Toolbox Talks with its own videos and Toolbox Talk Presenters Guide
• Resource Minds Passport to Mental Health for all employees
• On-boarding handbook for new employees
• Range of mental health-themed posters and flyers
• Wellbeing and Lifestyle Survey and Evaluation
Contact the Resource Minds Program Manager to find out how Resource Minds can benefit your company and employees.