Mental Awareness, Respect and Safety (MARS) Landmark Study

Centre PersonnelAlan Duncan, Jaslin Kalsi, Astghik Mavisakalyan
Research PartnersCentre for Transformative Work Design
Project FundingDepartment of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Project StatusCurrent (April 2022 to November 2022)

Project Summary

The Mental Awareness, Respect and Safety (MARS) Landmark Study was commissioned by the Western Australian Government to design and implement a research and evaluation project focused on the mining industry, regarding three focus areas:

  1. Mental health
  2. Sexual harassment/assault, and
  3. Emerging mine safety issues and related workplace initiatives to improve mental health, well-being, culture and respect.

Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is part of the consortium led by the Centre for Transformative Work Design (CTWD) at Curtin University, with the task of preparing the first of four reports submitted to the Western Australian Government as part of the MARS Landmark Study.

The report developed and applied a methodology to assess the documented efforts by Australian mining companies to ensure the well-being of employees across three domains: mental health and well-being, physical health and safety, and workplace culture and sexual harassment.

Read the report, Towards a healthy and safe workforce in the mining industry: A review and mapping of current practice (2022).