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FGM stands up for mental health

Today, on R U OK? Day, we at FGM are taking action to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. We proudly participated in the Mates in Mining 'fly the flag' campaign to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. As part of this initiative, we were joined by Lisa Renato from Lifeline and volunteer David Pitson for a Q&A chat about mental health, which was hugely informative and engaging. We are so grateful for their time and expertise, and we hope that everyone who attended found the session helpful.

In the spirit of fostering community, we brought everyone together with a delicious breakfast and coffee van on site. It's these small gestures of connection that can make a big difference in someone's day. We also encouraged everyone to donate to the local Lifeline branch in Loddon Mallee, which is doing incredible work to support those in need. By contributing to the Hello for Hope campaign, we are helping Lifeline to train more crisis support volunteers and maintain their lifesaving hotline. It costs $3,500 to train just one volunteer, and every donation made today will stay in our local region and directly support those in our community.

At Fosterville Gold Mine, we believe that mental health carries equal importance as physical health and are committed to fostering a workplace environment where everyone feels supported, valued, and safe. We are proud to have participated in the Mates in Mining campaign and look forward to continuing to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention in our community. Together, we can make a difference and support each other through tough times.

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