Resource Minds

About the program

Resource Minds is an evidence based and award-winning mental health and suicide prevention program for people working in mining, resources, quarrying and construction.

The Resource Minds program helps to raise mental health awareness and understanding, reduce stigma, and provide relevant, practical information for workers, their families and workmates.

Designed by people from the industry, the program is flexible and can be integrated into existing health and safety policies, support initiatives to meet the diverse needs of your company and make a positive, sustainable difference to staff safety, wellbeing and productivity.

For Individuals

Resource Minds aims to raise awareness about mental health, reduce stigma and teach people positive self-help techniques and behaviours.

The program is flexible and can be integrated into workplace health and safety plans or accessed by individuals.

Supervisors, managers, WHS/HR personnel, and front-line responders could consider attending a Mental Health for Leaders Training workshop.

FIFO and DIDO workers, their families and friends could complete the online Introduction to Mental Health training course (coming soon).

Workplace health and safety leaders or consultants may wish to train to become a Resource Minds Presenter and deliver the program in their workplace.

For Workplaces

The Resource Minds program is flexible and can be integrated into existing health and safety policies, support initiatives to meet the diverse needs of your company and make a positive, sustainable difference to staff safety, wellbeing and productivity.

Resource Minds comprises:

  • Mental Health for Leaders training workshops
  • Suicide intervention training
  • Online training courses for workers and their families
  • Series of 13 Toolbox Talk presentations
  • A range of promotional and educational workforce collateral

If you are interested in finding out more about how Resource Minds might contribute to your company’s health and safety program, please complete an expression of interest.

Find out more

Get more info about the Resource Minds program.

Become a presenter

Presenters are key to delivering Resource Minds across Australia.

Resource Minds Presenters have good knowledge of mental health and wellbeing, experience in teaching and facilitating groups, and passion for supporting social and emotional wellbeing in their community.

Rural and Remote Mental Health will train and accredit eligible individuals to deliver Resource Minds workshops.

More details

To be eligible to undertake Presenter training, candidates will need the following:

  • Participation in a Resource Minds workshop in the past 12 months (desirable)
  • Qualification in mental health or mental health training (eg. LivingWorks safeTALK, Mental Health First Aid)
  • Good knowledge of signs and symptoms of mental ill-health and pathways for help
  • Personal or professional experience supporting people with mental ill-health
  • Respectful attitudes towards people with mental ill-health
  • Knowledge of mental health services
  • Qualification in education or training and/or experience teaching and facilitating groups
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm to deliver RRMH program workshops
  • A plan or organisational support to deliver RRMH program workshops

Train the Presenter training is a two-day workshop that will provide the understanding, confidence and essential knowledge required to deliver the program toolbox talk presentations in your workplace.

New Presenters are provided with a Presenter’s manual, Toolbox Talk presentations, videos, promotional templates and certificate upon completion.

Trained Presenters will receive ongoing support from RRMH and Resource Minds Trainers.

Cost of Presenter Training: $1,540 (inc. GST) per person

To maintain accreditation, Presenters must:

  • Register planned Resource Minds Toolbox Talk Presentations with RRMH
  • Deliver a minimum of 2 Toolbox Talk Presentations per year

If the minimum number of program workshops are not completed, Presenters are required to complete a refresher workshop.

Get in touch

Online training is coming soon. For now, reach out here.