2019 Conference Charity Partner
Rural and Remote Mental Health
AusIMM is pleased to announce Rural and Remote Mental Health (RRMH) as our speaker gift partner for 2019, as an alternative to speaker gifts AusIMM will make a donation to RRMH. This allows AusIMM to play an active role in the industry we service and make a meaningful contribution to the wider community.
More than 1 in 4 (28%) FIFO workers are experiencing high to very high psychological distress according to newly published research by Rural & Remote Mental Health in conjunction with Edith Cowan University and Orygen (The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health).
The research found that the prevalence of high levels of psychological distress were more than two and half times greater among FIFO workers than the Australian population with workers aged 25 – 34 and those on a 2/1 roster most at risk.*
For over 10 years, Rural and Remote Mental Health has been delivering mental health programs and services to people living and working in rural and remote Australia. RRMH champions proactive and preventative initiatives for rural and remote communities. Demonstrating a commitment to practical outcomes by focusing on early intervention, the identification of problems on the horizon and the prevention of them where possible.
For more information on RRMH please visit their website: rrmh.com.au
If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.
If you’re concerned about your own or someone else’s mental health, please call LifeLine 13 11 14
*Source: J, Lo J, Miller P, Mawren D and Jones B. Psychological distress in remote mining and construction workers in Australia, 2018
Med J Aust 2018; 208 (9): 391-397.