Workplace Mental Health
Promoting and supporting good workplace mental health
MAQOHSC Funded Mental Health Projects
Rock Solid Suicide Prevention Program
“Rock Solid Suicide Prevention Guide”
The guide aims to build the emotional resilience and prevent suicide among rural and remote, fly in fly out workers in the mining and quarrying industry.
The guide also provides families with practical strategies to survive and thrive when experiencing the challenges of rural and remote work, working away, long hours on the job or shift work.
The “Rock Solid” program won the South Australian Regional Award for Health, and was a winner of the coveted Australian Mining Prospect Award for Community Interaction.
As part of the funded program a suicide prevention and emotional resilience guide was provided free to all South Australian mine workers.
More self-help books and guides for families in mining are available from Mining Family Matters https//miningfm.com
Guidelines for Mental Health First Aid
Further assistance in providing mental health first aid in the form of downloadable guidelines have been made available courtesy of Mental Health First Aid Australia.
These guides have been developed by a panel of experts to assist in providing Mental Health First Aid Officers with a range of workplace tools to assist workers who may require mental health support. Click on Guidelines below:
These guidelines are designed to help provide first aid to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem.
The role of the first aider is to assist the person until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
More Guidelines are available from Mental Health First Aid Australia.
Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace
MAQOHSC are pleased to announce that we have again been awarded the Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace Gold Badge
MAQOHSC have maintained this accreditation because we are committed and support the importance of mental health in all South Australian mines and quarries.
MAQOHSC recognises the lack of knowledge regarding mental health issues as well as long standing stigmatising attitudes about mental illness.
Negative attitudes to mental health may prevent people from seeking help early, seeking the best sort of help and also providing appropriate support to work colleagues simply because they do not know how.
To provide support to all South Australian mine and quarry workplaces and workers, MAQOHSC ‘mental health first aid officers’ are available to assist your workplace.
Good mental health is inclusive to workplace safety and helps to:
- More fully enjoy and appreciate the people and environment around us.
- Use our abilities to the fullest.
- Respond better to stresses and challenges within daily life.
- Be more creative.