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Webinar: Peer based mental health programs in the mining industry

This webinar will look at trigger factors, results of research and how the MATES in Mining program works as a peer based intervention program.

Date: Wednesday 9th October 2019

Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm (AEDT)

Webinar: Online

Cost:

Member – $27.50

Non Member – $38.50

Student Member – $16.50

Student Non-Member – $27.50

Presenter: Clare Murray
National General Manager for MATES in Mining

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Webinar Overview

The workplace is a critical part of a successful mental health awareness and suicide prevention strategy as by building a stronger and more supportive workplace, people are better equipped to identify, support and respond to people at risk and impacted by mental health issues and suicide in the places they work.

Distress levels are higher on average in the mining industry and there remains a perception amongst mine workers that if they are open about any mental illness that they may be suffering then they may not be treated fairly in the workplace.

Research undertaken shows that many mine workers view mental health as a workplace health and safety issue and that there is a need for workplace mental health programs.
This webinar will look at the trigger factors, the results of research undertaken in the mining sector and how the MATES in Mining program works as a peer based workplace based intervention program.

Presenter Bio

Clare Murray
National General Manager for MATES in Mining

Clare Murray was the CEO of the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland for over 8 years and more recently has worked as a CEO in the Pilbara offering a multitude of support services to the mining sector. In the beginning of April 2019 Clare was appointed as the national General Manager of MATES in Mining. MATES in Mining is an industry based, work focused, community development program. Its goal is to make workplaces become communities where we can openly talk to our mates when they are doing it tough and help them to access help easily. The program leverages industry participation and support to further imbed mental health awareness and suicide prevention into the mining culture.

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