Goodline operates in many parts of Australia including permanent facilities in northern WA, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Our dedicated, highly skilled and dynamic workforce works in smaller communities and remote locations often in challenging environments. Like many other companies and communities in Australia, Goodline has its fair share of people experiencing mental health challenges.

Over many years we have provided employees and families support and specialised services including in mental health. In some cases we have found ourselves asking if sufficient had been done early enough to catch the person in need of help. The wellbeing of all Goodline people is paramount and it was this early missing link in understanding mental health that drove us to find someone who could help us.

MATES, now in partnership with Goodline, will provide the capability to assist employees and family members much sooner, hopefully dealing with an issue long before it spirals out of control. In addition to the existing Employee Assistance Scheme, our objective is the upgrade of Goodline’s mental health support for employees and families through a suite of MATES training and education programs and access to the network of MATES counsellors and support officers.

Goodline looks forward to having a mental health strategy that is focused on prevention without compromising the support and services to the whole Goodline community, all done without compromising the privacy and confidentiality afforded to all Goodline personnel.