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What they say

Words from the people involved

“When I was a little girl I used to be playing. My friends we used to always sit in a circle, used to sit together and play the marbles. After that we had to chase one another. It was called ‘leewar’. I used to be drawing in the sand, that’s my game. I always did that. Now I can paint those pictures on the canvas.

Jean Walmbeng

“It allows people to think of ways to be safe and strangers become friends.”

Deadly Thinking Train-the-Presenter participant

“I appreciated the information, honesty, no bullshit, informal approach and humour.”

Underground Gold Miner, WA

“It was deadly. The workshop gave me a whole new perspective on the way we think, issues and techniques to put in place to help myself and others. I would certainly recommend that others do this training.”

Deadly Thinking Community Member

“This program helped me have a better understanding about mental health (mine included).”

Deadly Thinking Community Member

“This is a good program that should be available to everyone. I certainly hope it will reach everyone out there. There are people who are less connected to the community who desperately need help.”

Deadly Thinking Train-the-Trainer participant

“The inspirations for my paintings come from both my mother and her sister who were adopted as little children. Both had a very hard working life on a cattle property for 34 years and loved their adopted parents dearly. They kept their dreaming stories alive by talking to each other all their life, passing on their stories to their children. I feel I need to keep their stories alive through my art.”

RRMH Artist Margaret Chatfield (M.Henry)

“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

“Very practical training, supportive trainers give you the confidence to learn and apply the skills.”

ASIST Participant, Miles

“Fantastic program on how to help your family and friends that may have mental health problems.”

Deadly Thinking Community Member

“Absolutely loved it! Very relevant in both personal and professional! Thank you so much!”

ASIST Participant, Charleville

“Breaking down the stigma and raising awareness, ‘an awakening’ for me, and encouraging us to help ourselves.”

Iron Ore Worker, WA

“It opened my eyes and I learnt a lot from attending this training. I could use the tools from this training in my workplace.”

Deadly Thinking Train-the-Trainer Participant

“Relevance to everyday life. Presenters both live and video were true representations of our community.”

Rural Minds Participant, QLD

“The presenters provide a safe and confidential environment for all people, are culturally minded and respectful in acknowledging the people of the land. Thank you for allowing this great experience.”

Deadly Thinking Train-the-Presenter participant

“Practical tools to use.”

FIFO Worker, SA

“I really enjoyed yarning with other Aboriginal people.”

Deadly Thinking Community Member

“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

“I am speechless, so needed for our community. Need more of it. DEADLY.”

Deadly Thinking Train-the-Trainer Participant

“Learning different aspects at every visit.”

FIFO Worker, SA

“I feel privileged to have attended this course. The content was excellent and the whole group was really engaged and open. We had a rich time sharing and learning together. Thank you so much!”

Deadly Thinking Community Member

“The amount of content, and the quality of it, is great.”

Deadly Thinking Community Member

“Videos and workbooks were relevant, factual and interesting. Good entry level awareness and education to mental health.”

Rural Minds for Resourceful Communities Participant, Roxby Downs

“Everyone was made aware of mental health issues, the foreman, site managers, all of us, no one is left out.”

Underground Miner, SA

“The work books were very useful and colourful. The pencils are awesome. The content will be very helpful.”

Deadly Thinking Community Member

“Delivery is casual and easily accessible.”

FIFO Worker, SA

“Well presented in an interactive-safe sharing environment. Helps to break down the stigma.”

Rural Minds for Resourceful Communities Participant, Roxby Downs

“I expected this workshop to challenge me – and it did, but I feel much more confident in dealing with a suicide situation now. Thank you.”

ASIST Participant, Charleville

“I really enjoyed the honesty and style of presentation.”

FIFO Worker, SA

“Putting the facts out there, talking about sensitive issues that people in rural areas usually don’t address.”

Rural Minds Participant, QLD

“I think this should be rolled out everywhere. Keep this workshop going for our mob it is much needed.”

Deadly Thinking Train-the-Trainer Participant

“Thank you for the valuable workshop – I feel much more confident about my role as a suicide intervention caregiver.”

Rural Minds Participant, Charleville

“A fellow worker came to me about his family’s mental health issues and I was able to help.”

Safety Co-ordinator, SA

“I really enjoyed the workshops and hopefully will develop a ‘new found’ confidence in conducting presentations in the future! Thanks again for the encouragement, sensitivity and support.”

Deadly Thinking Train-the-Presenter participant

“Gave me a decent understanding of where to get help if I ever needed it.”

FIFO Worker, SA

“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

“Presenters were great, spoke from the heart with a lot of knowledge.”

Deadly Thinking Train-the-Trainer Participant

“Definitely something that should be shown to as many as possible.”

Rural Minds for Resourceful Communities Participant, Roxby Downs

“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

“Helps me understand how to help when people come to me with their issues.”

Rural Minds for Resourceful Communities Participant, Roxby Downs

“The Deadly Thinking program covers a holistic awareness framework that is clear to be shared with all community.”

Deadly Thinking Community Member

“This training was very beneficial to me personally (confronting at times). I had to visit places and thoughts that I had not in the past. Highly recommended.”

ASIST Participant, Charleville

“Very practical and easy strategies were shared. I can see myself using these strategies.”

Deadly Thinking Community Member

“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

“Everything was spot on, enjoying it every time.”

FIFO Worker, SA

“Videos and workbooks were relevant, factual and interesting. Good entry level awareness and education to mental health.”

Rural Minds for Resourceful Communities Participant, Roxby Downs

“A tough subject made easier to talk about.”

Underground Copper Miner, SA