MATES in Mining exists to strengthen the mining industry by preventing suicide, because a life saved is one less family grieving, one less workplace impacted and one less community heartbroken.

A relationship with MATES demonstrates a commitment to raising the standard of mental health in the industry. Our aim is not just to reduce suicide and mental stress, but to eliminate it completely from our industry. But we can only do that by changing the overall culture of the industry, from the belief that suicide is just an individual problem, to something we all have a responsibility to look out for and prevent, which is why partnerships are so vital.

Our aim is to give businesses and their employees the tools to enable good mental health. By supporting MATES in Mining, partners are investing in the long-term future health of the industry. Embracing the MATES program makes sites safer, more productive and more supportive of individuals, and demonstrates a real commitment to workplace safety and mental health and well-being of all workers.

Industry partners will enter into an Industry Partnership Agreement with MATES in Mining for an initial period of three years.

For more information on adopting the MATES in Mining program and becoming an Industry partner, please: email or contact the

MATES in Mining General Manager on (07) 3063 7055.