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More needs to be done to prevent growing suicide rates

March 2017 Although we are slowly chipping away at the stigma surrounding mental health, through better visibility of organisations like OzHelp and beyondblue, and by actively encouraging more and more people to seek help, it seems the statistics aren’t yet reflecting these efforts. In a report issued by the Department of Mines and Petroleum in March ...
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Attention all health and safety Professionals! – Don’t miss this event

March 2017 Health and safety is paramount within the resources industry (minerals, oil and gas). We therefore invite those responsible for, passionate about, researching in and living with health and safety across all sectors of the resources industry to register for Minesafe International 2017 – The Resource Industry Health & Safety Conference NOW! Minesafe International ...
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Relocate to the Pilbara, Kalgoorlie, or SPACE!? 

March 2017 “We have crossed continents; we have crossed oceans; we have mastered the skies, now, we can cross into space,” said Chris Lewicki, President and Chief Executive Officer of Planetary Resources, Inc. Mr Lewicki was speaking in an interview with Austmine 2017 in preparation for their upcoming conference and exhibition, due to be held ...
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What is Miners’ Promise, and why should I consider joining?

March 2017 We’ll let one of our member stories help explain. Eric Fordam was a Miners’ Promise member who had been working in the resources sector in Kalgoorlie for many years when cancer struck. He flew down to Perth to begin treatment immediately. On being informed of his situation by his employer, Norton Gold Fields, ...
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DMP release new Safety Bulletin

March 2017 The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has recently released a safety bulletin which aims to raise awareness of potential suicide risk factors for personnel engaged in the resources sector. It is not intended as an instructional document on suicide prevention but provides information on: Risk Factors Warning signs Contributory factors and Actions ...
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Big thank you to Saracen Mineral Holdings social clubs!

March 2017  We were delighted that Carosue Dam Operations (CDO) Gold Diggers Social Club for the second year running nominated Miners’ Promise to receive the proceeds of their Christmas Raffle. Miners’ Promise Membership Coordinator, Helen Antonas, was invited to attend the raffle draw on 20th December and collect a cheque for the incredible amount of ...
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Miners’ Promise Wrap-Up for 2016

December 2016 Meeting for the final time in 2016, our Board of Directors reflected on a year that has seen continued readjustments within the Resources Sector, with many families finding themselves in significantly changed circumstances. However, while acknowledging the current challenges, our Board’s thoughts remained with the families, friends and workmates of the 31 mining, ...
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Inviting your participation in a FIFO study

December 2016 Miners’ Promise is teaming up with Central Queensland University’s Motivation of Health Behaviours Lab to promote their study on FIFO health and well-being. The study is aimed at FIFO workers and FIFO partners and what daily activities get you through a day in the life of FIFO. If you’re interested in participating in ...
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Miners’ Promise attends annual St Barbara’s Day commemorations (1-4 December 2016)

December 2016 If you live in the Goldfields region you may have spotted the familiar Miners’ Promise logo about town, as Kalgoorlie celebrated the annual St Barbara’s Day Festival for 2016. Thursday night remembered the miners who have lost their lives in workplace accidents, with the lighting of the miners flame next to the St ...
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Please share our new Miners’ Promise Video!

September 2016 We’ve uploaded our new video to our YouTube channel. Watch it here. Members have also received a commemorative USB stick with a full copy of the Video with our latest quarterly newsletter. The video gives a brief overview about Miners’ Promise, highlighting the benefits of membership captured in about 6 minutes. We intend to use the ...
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