Lifeline WA is collaborating with the Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) to continue our commitment to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of employees in the resources sector with the development of the Resourceful Mind project.
By co-designing a service with CME and their resources sector partners, Lifeline WA will train resources sector workers and others to support both help-offering and help-seeking behaviour on work sites.
The program is still being developed and from April to June, Lifeline WA and the project partners will be drafting training materials, creating online support materials, and recruiting a team of experienced crisis supporters to be Resourceful Mind trainers and coaches.
In July, Lifeline WA will commence a six-month pilot of the program with a small number of resources companies. Edith Cowan University will undertake research on the results of this trial to establish whether the program is both effective and psychologically safe for the “minders”.
Lifeline WA and CME WA anticipate the program to be ready for roll-out in late 2021.