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The NSW Minerals Council has released a blueprint for mental health and wellbeing in the mining industry.

The new guide was developed to address mental health and wellbeing of workers in the state’s mining sector, and was produced by the University of Newcastle and the Hunter Institute of Mental Health.

It comes just days after a new mining health and safety centre was launched in the region.

NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee said “the most important thing that comes out of our mines are our employees. That’s why the NSW mining industry is working towards world’s best practice to address mental health problems”.

“While research suggests mental health issues in our industry are no more prevalent than in the community more broadly, we recognise that the nature and composition of our workforce means implementing pro-active measures at industry level can make a real impact,” he said.

Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee says the NSW mining industry is working towards best practice to address mental health issues.

Read: the full article at Mining Australia