The SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre is working in partnership with Futuris Group of Companies and Hirotec Australia Pty Ltd to build capacity in these transitioning workforces in the lead up to GM Holden’s closure of South Australian operations.

This project aims to build the resilience and wellbeing of a workforce in transition in order to maintain productivity, increase worker capacity for re-employment and achieve better mental and physical health outcomes for workers and their families.

The project began in October 2014, with workers from Futuris and Hirotec undertaking a train-the-trainer program in October 2014 to learn to deliver practical resilience skills to their respective workforces. There has since been supplementary training delivered to these staff, baseline measurement completed, and growing support for the project and the skills amongst staff and the community.

In a time of transition in the automanufacturing industry in South Australia, this pilot resilience building project aims to deliver new, critical insights into supporting South Australian employees as they develop new training pathways and new futures.

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Workers in Adelaide's automotive industry talk about the benefits of wellbeing and resilience training

Manufacturing workers participating in a SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre workshop share their impressions of the training.