Cutting Through

Mental health and well being support for the Tasmanian Timber Industry

At RAW we know that mental health and wellbeing is one of the greatest challenges faced within the timber industry. Not only does it affect workers and their families, it also has a major impact on workplace success and safety.


Cutting Through provides support for employers and employees by offering;

  • RAW's Fast 5 Talks - Workplace talks to provide workers with RAW's 5 key areas to keep people mentally and physically 'Fit and Strong Today'
  • Providing referral pathways - a tailored and specialised approach for individuals.
  • One-on-one support
  • Employer support and guidance with building mentally healthy and resilient workplaces
  • Help to build safe workplaces through accreditation programs at RAW Workplace


PROGRAM Partner: 

I know someone who would benefit from Cutting Through

Our Team

David Milne

David (Dave) has worked in the timber industry and built a career as a saw doctor for over 30 years.

Dave grew up in North East Tasmania and was taught that mateship and community is the greatest resource we have for building mental health and resilience.

Dave found a passion for the industry working at French's Sawmill at Scottsdale when he left school, Dave now owns and operates his own business Cutting & Wear Solutions.

Dave has experienced and worked through major industry downturns, he has a passion for the timber industry and supporting his peers because he understands first hand how critical managing mental health and wellbeing is.

I know someone who would benefit from Cutting Through