We recognise that good mental health is based on a state of wellbeing, that helps individuals cope with the normal stresses of work and life, maintain healthy relationships and better contribute to the community.
We are committed to creating and sustaining a mentally healthy workforce. The key to this commitment is embracing a strategic approach focused on destigmatising mental health issues and investing resources in promoting the good mental health of our workforce.
ConsMin recognises its responsibility to its workforce and supports the maintenance of workplace programs to assist its employees including:
Employee Assistance Program
Return to work plans
Onsite medical staff
Employee grievance procedures
Code of conduct
Mining Minds Matter, Working Away Not Alone
ConsMin have developed the “Mining Minds Matter, Working Away Not Alone” mental health program. The program is focused on destigmatising mental health and investing adequate resources into managing the mental health of our people.
Mental Health First Aid Officers have been appointed in the workplace to provide an immediate and considered response to a mental health issue or crisis. They understand how to respond appropriately until medical help is received or the crisis resolves. In addition to work team based Mental Health First Aid officers, all of the ConsMin leadership team are trained in Mental Health First Aid.
The Mining Minds Matter, Working Away not Alone has been recognised and awarded as the Best Health and Wellbeing program in 2019 by both DMIRS and Worksafe at the inaugural Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards and at the 27th National Safety Council of Australia Awards of Excellence. These awards are a celebration of best practice, best people and best performance.
To further reinforce our commitment to providing a mentally healthy workplace, we have recently taken delivery of eight custom made dump truck trays, in addition to dozer push-arms and a blade. The striking blue trays are emblazoned with "Mining Minds Matter" on one side of the tray, and "Working Away Not Alone" on the other.
The intent of the addition of these blue trays to the Consmin fleet is to further encourage our employees to have discussions about mental health, and to ask the question - R U OK?
Woodie Health and Wellness Program
As part of our Health and Wellness Program at Woodie Woodie, we offer a variety of classes to cater to different abilities and needs of our employees. Some of the classes include:
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)