MiningFM: Free workplace mental health training for SA mine and quarry workers | Why "suck it up" should be banned from mine sites
South Australia's mining and quarry workers will be armed with key skills to identify and address mental health issues in the workplace under a new joint initiative by Mining Family Matters and the Mining and Quarrying Occupational Health and Safety Committee. The first FREE Rock Solid Workplace Mental Health and Resilience workshop is planned for Adelaide in December, followed by SA regional areas in 2018. Expert training includes how to recognise mental health issues, manage challenging behaviours at work and gain basic counselling skills. To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY "SUCK IT UP" SHOULD BE BANNED FROM MINE SITES
Despite the increased focus on mental health, we still often hear that miners should harden up if they’re doing it tough. Psychologist Jane Dodding says colleagues suffering a mental illness don’t need to be told they’re crap. They believe that already.> READ MORE
FIVE BIGGEST BLOOPERS FOR RESUME WRITING
If you’re sending out resumes but never scoring an interview, you might need to rethink how you’re selling yourself. As careers specialist Therese Lardner explains, many resumes aren’t tailored to the role; they’re hiding the best bits; or they’re too long.> READ MORE
BIG THANKS TO OUR NEW SPONSOR: EVOLUTION MINING
We are delighted to announce Evolution Mining as our newest sponsor, and applaud the Australian gold miner for its focus on mental health in upholding the company value of "Safety – every job, every day". Our generous sponsors allow us to support the families who underpin the mining industry. Thank you.
"PLEASE HELP ME GET MY FAMILY BACK ON TRACK"
Parenting can be pretty exhausting at the best of times – let alone when there’s a FIFO roster constantly upending your household routines. This month, we offer professional advice to a young woman who’s desperate to get her family back on track. > READ MORE
RIO TINTO SUPPORTS WORKERS AFFECTED BY FAMILY VIOLENCE
Rio Tinto has introduced measures to support Australian employees affected by family and domestic violence. They include up to 10 days' additional leave for legal assistance, court appearances, relocation and counselling. > READ MORE
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MUMMY CATCHES MAN FLU?
Sarah Long’s poor mining partner had the flu when he was last at home. She rolled her eyes a lot, accused him of catching “man flu” and thought it couldn’t possibly be as bad as he was making out. Until he went back to work – and she caught it.>READ MORE
THE SUPER-INDEPENDENT WOMAN’S MUST-HAVE TOOL KIT
We all know that FIFO wives are an independent lot. Well, our Oil & Gas mum takes it to a new level. This month she lists her must-haves for dealing with all those little dramas, from a sack trolley for moving furniture, to a first aid kit for when you drill a hole in your fingernail.> READ MORE
THREE WAYS TO GET INVOLVED IN CHARITIES
Want to boost your wellbeing and meet new people? How about boosting your experience for paid work on boards? Charities need willing workers in a whole range of roles. The team at Mine Wealth + Wellbeing offer three quick ways to get involved.> READ MORE