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Batchfire and CQ Rural Health encourage Biloela locals to enjoy a coffee and start the mental health conversation

Biloela locals will notice something unusual when they pick up a coffee from their favourite cafe during Mental Health Week.

That’s because Batchfire Resources has teamed up with CQ Rural Health to raise awareness of mental health issues by adding special stickers to our community’s coffee cups.

Fifty different messages of support and positive self-talk affirmations will be distributed on 7,000 takeaway cups between Monday 10 October and Saturday 16 October.

The stickers will also feature QR codes, providing easy access to a range of mental health resources which are available within our community.

Share the message with #StickingTogether4CQMH

Biloela locals who find one of the stickers on their coffee cup are asked to snap a photo and share it on social media using the hashtag #StickingTogether4CQMH.

By encouraging people to share messages like ‘Accept mistakes as a way of helping you make progress’, CQ Rural Health hopes to start conversations that enable people to seek mental health support and ultimately prevent suicides.

Batchfire is proud to continue our ongoing relationship with CQ Rural Health by sponsoring the ‘Sticking Together 4 CQ Mental Health’ campaign again in 2022.

Participating venues include Simmons Bakery, The Rabbit Hole Coffee Cafe, Express Kebabs, Biloela Cafe, Rise The Bakehouse Biloela, Biloela Aquatic Centre, and Rita’s Blue Cafe.

Residential employment supports family life

Batchfire is funding this initiative as part of our commitment to raising awareness of mental health issues within our own workforce and across the wider community.

Stickers will be distributed to Batchfire employees during Mental Health Week, with toolbox talks at the Callide Mine also providing access to mental health information and resources.

Batchfire’s residential employment model means we don’t use fly-in fly-out workers, as around 85 per cent of our team live in Biloela or within the Callide Valley.

We are proud that this makes it easier for our workforce to maintain close connections to their families and to our region, without the mental health challenges created by spending long periods working away from home.

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