Resource Minds is an evidence-based mental health and well-being program which is uniquely tailored around the risk and safety factors affecting all workers, on any site.
Resource Minds Toolbox Talks are designed to be integrated with existing OH&S programs on physical health and safety.
An integral part of the Resource Minds program is the suite of 13 ToolBox Talks created specifically to be delivered on site over the duration of the entire program.
Each Toolbox Talk covers a topic relevant to mental health awareness, prevention, early intervention strategies and identifying pathways to help and are designed to be integrated with existing WH&S programs on physical health and safety.
The first Toolbox Talk will be delivered by RRMH consultants during their first site visit, with subsequent ToolBox Talks being delivered by Presenters who have volunteered to take on this important role.
Each ToolBox Talk comes with its own topic-specific video and the Presenter’s Guide provides notes and additional information to assist the Presenters to deliver an informative Talk.
Depending on the site’s roster ToolBox Talks can be delivered either fortnightly or monthly.
Short excerpt of the ToolBox Talk videos:
First site visit:
By RRMH consultants at the commencement of the program
- Mental Health Crisis Management Workshop and Handbook for all participants
- Provision of 5 Toolbox Talk DVDs
- Training provided to on-site Toolbox Talk Presenters and Presenters Guide
- Delivery of the initial Toolbox Talk by Resource Minds consultants
- Passport to Mental Health in Mining, Resources and Remote Construction issued to everyone on site
- Mental health themed posters for display
- Distribution and administration of the Wellbeing and Lifestyle Survey – sponsored by Movember Foundation
- Presenters and on-site management/supervisory staff – via email and phone
- Provision of balance of Toolbox Talks DVDs
- Presentation of one Toolbox Talk by a Resource Minds consultants
- Feedback from the results of the Wellbeing and Lifestyle Survey
“Breaking down the stigma and raising awareness, “an awakening” for me, and encouraging us to help ourselves.“Iron Ore Worker, WA
“It inspired me to think about new and innovative ways of raising awareness and preventing mental distress on remote worksites. Since then we have worked with the RRMH team and rolled-out targeted, comprehensive mental health programs which are delivered in an informative yet engaging and humorous manner.”Manager Health Services, WA
“A fellow worker came to me about his family’s mental health issues and I was able to help.”Safety Co-ordinator, SA
“I appreciated the information, honesty, no bullshit, informal approach and humour.“Underground Gold Miner, WA
“A tough subject made easier to talk about.”Underground Copper Miner, SA
“The wide range of knowledge and presenters captured our attention. Anyone can help anyone, even as small as just being there to listen.”Underground Copper Miner, SA
“Hopefully it [Resource Minds] hits home to the others as much as it did with me, so we’re all on board, helping each-other.”Underground Gold Miner, SA
“Gets you thinking about your own lifestyle and brings issues out into the open. The informal approach felt like we were having a chat, not in school, but still addressed the important issues.”Underground Gold Miner, SA
“Everyone was made aware of mental health issues, the foreman, site managers, all of us, no one is left out.”Underground Miner, SA
“It was an eye-opener to mental health and just how common it really is and how it links to our safety. I didn’t realise.”Underground Miner, SA
“It was lighthearted and on our level.”Underground Miner, SA
“I appreciated the straight forward no bullshit delivery and honesty.“Underground Miner, SA