Im­prov­ing men­tal health a fo­cus

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CITIC Pa­cific Min­ing is tak­ing Men­tal Health Week to the next level with a month-long ini­tia­tive aimed at pro­mot­ing pos­i­tive men­tal health among work­ers at the Sino Iron pro­ject, as well as rais­ing money for Be­yond­blue.

As well as sup­port­ing a good cause, the aim is for em­ploy­ees to learn more about how to boost their men­tal health and that of their friends and fam­ily.

Next month’s ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude pre­sen­ta­tions at site from Be­yond­blue rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

CPM com­mu­nity re­la­tions ad­vi­sor He­len An­tonas said she had been over­whelmed by the sup­port from con­tract­ing com­pa­nies and sup­pli­ers who do­nated more than $30,000 worth of prizes for Be­yond Novem­ber raf­fles at Sino Iron. To kick-off fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, CPM em­ploy­ees and con­trac­tors pur­chased 1400 cus­tom-made blue high-vis PPE and polo shirts, with CPM com­mit­ting to match the cost of one shirt per em­ployee.

Ms An­tonas said more than $35,000 has al­ready been raised as a re­sult of shirt sales and fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties

“Come Novem­ber, we’re look­ing for­ward to see­ing a sea of blue at Sino Iron,” she said.

“We have al­ready raised more than last year’s to­tal and we hope to be in a po­si­tion to hand over a big cheque at the end of Novem­ber to Be­yond­blue.”

Do­na­tions in­cluded a boat and reg­is­tered trailer, watches, a va­ri­ety of vouch­ers, camp­ing and fish­ing equip­ment, Steel Blue boots and much more.

The Be­yond Novem­ber con­cept fol­lows last year’s CPM ini­tia­tive, Pink Oc­to­ber, which raised just un­der $34,000 for the Na­tional Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion and in­creased aware­ness of the is­sue among staff.

Come Novem­ber, we’re look­ing for­ward to see­ing a sea of blue at Sino Iron.

He­len An­tonas

Pic­ture: Krys Bielske

A month-long ini­tia­tive aims at pro­mot­ing pos­i­tive men­tal health at the Sino Iron pro­ject.

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