Culture can sometimes seem like the trickiest and most daunting area to tackle. A great way to start is by promoting mental health awareness initiatives, open and honest conversations about mental health and wellbeing, and creating top down organisational change through visible mental health policies. These activities will also lead to improvements across the capability, connectedness and policy domains.
The important thing to remember is that these changes start with leadership. Optimistically, the mining industry has experienced a growth in the leadership domain. Capitalising on this momentum is a great way to ensure workers and workplaces in the mining industry achieve their potential to thrive. Leaders who trust and are trusted by their staff are in an excellent position to create an inclusive and thriving culture by actively listening to the diversity of thought and experiences of their people, providing open support to their team, and influencing policy change to meet the needs of their workers.