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MinRes looks inward

Mineral Resources (MinRes) has partnered with The Y WA for its fifth annual Inside Our Minds campaign.

The campaign is a short film series that showcases young people sharing their experiences living with mental health.

Videos will be played each day on social media throughout Mental Health Week, and will also play at the Northbridge Piazza and at Curtin University in WA.

Inside Our Minds was started five years ago by MinRes people advisor Martin Johnson.

“I’m filled with a profound sense of gratitude to be standing up here amongst all of my peers who have been with me along this journey,” Martin said at Monday’s launch event in Perth.

“The young people who trust us every single year to share their vulnerabilities, their stories and their backgrounds to help others are truly amazing.”

The Y WA chief executive officer Tim McDonald said the videos will revist participants from previous years to share their progress and challenges.

“It’s a testament to the impact of this initiative that these young people have graciously chosen to share their experiences again, allowing us to understand the long-term impact of our collective efforts,” he said.

MinRes psychologist and head of mental health Chris Harris said the company recognised the importance of encouraging open conversations.

“At MinRes we know that mental health is just as important as physical health and we have introduced a range of programs to encourage a workplace culture where mental health is spoken about openly and support is easily accessible,” Harris said.

“We’re proud to join forces with organisations like the Y WA to encourage open conversations about mental health in the wider community and provide vital resources to Western Australians in need.”

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