Category - Mental Health

FIFO mental health

FIFO rosters taking toll on miners

New FIFO rosters are reportedly taking their toll on Western Australian miners according to researchers from Curtin University. As the mining industry moved to roster changes in the wake of COVID-19...

a murder at a mine site has sent Pilbara Minerals into a trading halt

Police charge FIFO worker over murder at mine site

Western Australian Police have charged a FIFO worker at a Western Australian mine associated with the murder of another man at a mine site. Western Australia Police confirmed this morning that...

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...

mental health mining

4 Ways to Look After Your Mining Colleagues

Being in the mining and resources industry, there is doubt you have heard about, spoken about or even experienced first-hand, the dangers the industry has on your mental health.


Mental health is something that everyone who works in mining should be aware of. Whether your own, or someone else’s mental health, chances are you will be affected in some way in your time in the...

mining suicide prevention

World Suicide Prevention Day: Mining Industry and Suicide

FIVE years after Australia celebrated its major mining boom, the industry is slowly picking up again. Mental health is now clearly on the industry radar and mining suicide prevention is more relevant...

FIFO Workers

Major Health Issues Associated With FIFO

With FIFO culture comes a range of health issues. FIFO workers work long shifts and experience isolation as they work away from their families and friends.

FIFO and the effects on family life

As a FIFO worker, if you’re reading this, you will probably understand all about the frustrations, lack of control over your life, sleep disturbance, stress,  feeling lonely or socially...

Amy Douglas-Martens WA Department Mines

Mental health a priority for new mine inspector

Mental health and wellbeing will be high on the agenda for the latest mine inspector at Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum. Amy Douglas-Martens (pictured right) was recently...

AMSJ April 2022