Mental Health in Mining: On the Rocks with EnjoyYourMine

Explore the challenges of mental health in the mining industry and the innovative solutions offered by EnjoyYourMine.

In a world where mental health awareness is gaining momentum across all sectors, one industry stands out for its unique challenges and innovative solutions: mining. The global mining industry, known for its demanding work environments and remote locations, has long grappled with issues surrounding mental health and wellbeing among its workforce. However, amidst these challenges, a beacon of hope emerges in the form of initiatives like EnjoyYourMine.

*This episode contains discussions of many triggering topics, including suicide. Please note this when you are considering when and how you listen. 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, so leading into that we are excited to chat with Hazel Duffy, the founder of EnjoyYourMine. In this episode, Hazel shares insights into the origins of EnjoyYourMine and the pressing need for mental health support in the mining industry. From discussing the unique challenges faced by on-site workers to exploring actionable tips for industry leaders, the conversation shed light on the importance of fostering a culture of well-being within mining communities. 

It is imperative that we recognize the critical role of mental health support in every workplace, including traditionally challenging environments like mining. Through initiatives like EnjoyYourMine, we can pave the way for a more resilient and compassionate industry, where the well-being of every worker is prioritized.

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, if you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the 988 Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States - call or chat 988 and a skilled, trained crisis worker who works at the 988 Lifeline network crisis center closest to you will answer the phone.

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