Mental health was front and center in 2018 at the JBS Australia Mungindi feedlot during Work Safe Month. Through a workshop facilitated by the feedlot, team members were able to come together to share their personal stories and insights about why safety is important to them. The team also used this time to break down the stigmas and common misunderstandings associated with mental health and discuss the importance of social connections, achievement and the fostering of multiple life roles to help develop resilience.
JBS Australia recognizes that taking the time to listen, acknowledge, share and achieve things together can have a tremendous impact on people dealing with the very real issues that face so many in rural and regional areas. As evidenced by this event, the Mungindi feedlot team has forged a unique and effective approach to team culture and safety performance.