Fortescue joins forces with Happiness Co to launch new wellness initiative

Apr 12, 2022

Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) and the Happiness Co have joined forces to launch Fortescue Wellness online, a new initiative to support the health and wellbeing of the Fortescue Family.

The portal includes programs and resources created by the Happiness Co including live and interactive webinars, guided meditation and mindfulness resources, online fitness training, podcasts as well as a FIFO beginners’ course for those new to working at site.

Fortescue Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Gaines said, “Safety and family are at the core of our Values, and this extends to the mental health and wellbeing of all our team members. It is our responsibility to ensure our people feel physically and mentally supported at all times.

“Fortescue has a comprehensive support network available including a dedicated Chaplaincy program across all our sites, as well as an Employee Assistance Program for employees and their families. The launch of Fortescue Wellness online takes this support even further, providing additional resources that focus specifically on health and wellbeing.

“The Happiness Co was founded on the simple belief that happiness can change lives and having worked with over 80 organisations and 150,000 people, we are pleased to be joining forces with this fantastic organisation to promote a happier and healthier workplace.”

Happiness Co General Manager, Robbie Figg said, “Happiness Co is incredibly excited to be providing a wellbeing platform that the whole Fortescue family can benefit from. There is a range of programs that are available 24/7, as well as live and interactive online sessions covering a huge range of topics.

“To work side-by-side with an iconic WA organisation on an important issue like mental health is an honour for a growing social enterprise like Happiness Co. We’re passionate about Fortescue’s team having what they need to thrive.”

Happiness Co is an award-winning social enterprise, working in the space of pre-emptive mental health and wellbeing. It has worked internationally and across Australia with organisations and individuals looking to create and sustain happiness in their lives.