THE Orange Region Suicide Prevention Network received a welcome boost late last week, with a $6052 donation from Cadia Valley Operations.
The company runs a program called $4$ - employees held a barbecue recently and the company matched the amount raised.
The idea to donate to the network came from employee Timothy Kingsley-Miller's participation in the Hay Rust and Dust Outback Rally later this year.
Mr Kingsley-Miller and Tree Craft's Hayden Trott had raised $1500 for the rally's Hay Can Assist promotion, but also wanted to help out locally.
We find Christmas in particular, people have a rough time not being around family or having low income.Orange Region Suicide Prevention Network co-chair Casey Naven
"With mental health month of October they decided to support this idea and keep the conversation around mental health going on the mine site," a CVO spokeswoman said.
Network co-chair Casey Naven welcomed the donation, saying it would help them run training in mental health and first aid, as well stalls in supermarkets in the lead-up to Christmas.
"We find Christmas in particular, people have a rough time not being around family or having low income," she said.
The network was formed with the support of Wesley Lifeforce to exchange information and organise RUOK Day events and other activities to promote mental wellbeing.
People can still get behind Mr Kingsley-Miller and Mr Trott's 2000-kilometre rally from November 28, which will raise money for CanAssist, by visiting the rally's GoFundMe page.
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