For 2023, we have settled on 2 projects that we believe will move the FIFO industry towards being the healthiest industry in Australia. These are the FIFO Mental Health Summit, and the sundowners hosted through the Association for Mental Health in Mining.
We believe these projects allow us to create a community within mining mental health, that are open with their insights, collaborate without scarcity and works towards the common goal of culture change.
THE FIFO MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT
In 2018, Lachie created Australia's first event specifically for mental health within the FIFO and mining industry.
The event initially began as a means to educate decision makers on FIFO mental health, being held in both Perth and Brisbane, and has since morphed into an annual forum where leaders in the space share the insights they've gained from personal experience, as well as the testing of their solutions.
The mission for the FMHS, is to expediate the culture shift within FIFO, by connecting organisations to the people, ideas and solutions they need.
Click the arrow to see photos from the FMHS 2021.
THE ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN MINING AUSTRALIA
In 2021, Lachie co-founded the association for mental health in mining Australia. This is also the first of it's kind in the Australian mining sector.
The associations mission is to connect the mental health community in mining, in the hopes it will provide opportunities for collaboration and ultimately change.
Our goal is to host events that make mental health a little more fun to speak about, through networking and the sharing of ideas.
Since our inception mid 2021, AMHM have held 10 events in Perth, Karratha, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie, with guest speakers like Peta Slocombe, Nick Hudson, FIFO Focus and Leon Ruri sharing their data, knowledge and approach to mining mental health issues.
Thanks to our partner Aveling, we will be holding another 9 events throughout 2023, including the FIFO Mental Health Summit.