Who are we?
Why does Miners’ Promise exist?
Miners’ Promise was established in 2010 by people impacted by workplace fatality, led by the inspiring Helen Fitzroy.
Helen faced the emotional and financial hardship of unexpectedly losing her husband Steve in a workplace accident in 1991. Her struggle, and her recovery, are documented in her book ‘Just a Number’, which has helped countless others navigate their way through such darkness.
“I saw people crying out for basic information on process, legal advice, access to support services, and often just emotional support when they had no-one to talk to. I saw people crumbling under the weight of emotional, legal, financial and bureaucratic challenges that would plague them for months after the event,” Helen said.
Overwhelmed by the outpouring from others with stories so similar to her own, the obvious need for support in people’s darkest hour, made Miners’ Promise a reality.
Helen’s dedication to supporting and educating others on workplace safety and consequences earned her WA Local Hero in the 2012 Australian of the Year awards.
Miners’ Promise exists to fill this gap – we help shine a light into the future and help families gradually find a path to a new life.