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Jason Tulipan discusses the issues surround FIFO Mental health and mental health issues in the sector

Mental Health within the FIFO Sector – Opinion

Opinion piece By Jason Tulipan on Mental Health in the FIFO Sector and dealing with mental health issues. I am currently a relieving Master and Chief Officer on an offshore tug working off Broome for...

FIFO Mental Health is an emerging issues. Tips to improve mental health for FIFO workers

FIFO mental health

Susie Kindred, Registered Psychologist has some great self-care tips for maintaining FIFO Mental Health. Susie writes….One in five people will experience symptoms of mental illness in any one...

A touching letter from a miners wife

Letter from a miners wife to Middlemount Coal

In the fallout from the Middlemount tragedy, there are people across the wider mining industry hurting pretty badly. They’re also asking…why? Why did a husband, father, son, uncle die in...

stress managing stress in the mining industry

Stressed out

The impact of stress-related illness in the mining sector is greater than many suspect, writes Helen Gibbons. To its credit, the mining industry is becoming increasingly aware that unmanaged mental...

mining training

Better Training, Better Outcomes

There is no doubt that mining is a dangerous occupation. In centuries past, the risk of death and serious injury was a very real possibility for mine workers whether they were extracting coal, metal...

R U OK? launch FIFO mental health campaign

Suicide prevention organisation R U OK? is urging workmates to support one another before they hit rock bottom, as part of a new campaign aimed at mental health in the fly-in, fly-out mining industry...

FIFO work and mental health drugs

A FIFO Addiction

Mine workers and FIFO camps go hand in hand. But turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with the isolation that comes with fly-in fly-out work. The Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland CEO Tony...

Workplace culture and treating employees with dignity

Bad blood in the workplace | Healthy workplace culture

Everyone has the right to feel physically and emotionally safe in a workplace culture, and workers aren’t the only ones that benefit from a stable environment, Mental Illness Fellowship of...

FIFO worker flies for mental health awareness

Two young men have set to the skies and soared above and beyond to raise funds for mental health awareness for Beyond Blue. Flight Beyond follows the journey of Adrian Luscombe, a 26-year-old medical...