Rio Tinto provides free mental health services

Rio Tinto provides free mental health services

Rio Tinto is offering free mental health services to residents of the Gladstone region for the next six months as part of their COVID-19 relief package in Australia.

The service is provided by BSS Corporate Psychology Services a West Perth based organisation that works across Australia, New Zealand and Internationally, to assist organisations to manage their Fitness for Work / Fitness for Duty requirements.

The service will provide free counselling sessions to Gladstone residents experiencing a diverse range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, alcohol and drug addiction, relationship issues, sleep and fatigue problems, conflict & anger management, parenting, family issues & domestic violence, redundancy, critical incident stress, loss & grief, and unresolved trauma.

BSS provides 24/7 emergency assistance (critical incident support and urgent counselling). The service is provided via the free call 1800 number to an after-hours service and is monitored by multiple counsellors.

BSS is one of the most progressive EAP providers in Australia, providing online “e-Therapy” services. BSS appointments can also be made via email or via smartphone app. The app also includes Self-help tips guide covering a range of topics (these include sleep, stress, conflict, relationships, anger management, etc.), automatic send appointment request and booking facility that can be operated 24/7. This facility also allows clients to change and cancel appointments, and an emergency Contact facility.

To access the free counselling service contact BSS on 1800 303 090, or visit their website, or via the BSS EAP app.