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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.

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

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 partners more likely to be depressed, study says

Partners of fly-in fly-out workers have higher levels of emotional problems than other parents in the community, and are at a greater risk of using harsh discipline with their children, University of...

GiftBox: To the donga, with love

When you’re thousands of kilometres away from your family, a quick call to say ‘goodnight’ can be shattered by the no signal symbol flashing up on your mobile phone. The difficulties of FIFO work has...

Mental health focus at safety conference

The Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference, held in Townsville this week, saw more than 500 delegates gather, with one word on their lips: safety. Featuring three days of safety...

FIFO Workers

Research reveals shocking rates of FIFO depression

Fly-in fly-out workers are suffering from depression at more than twice the rate of the general Australian population, according to research from Edith Cowan University. Researchers surveyed 629...

Men Wanted For Online Depression Survey

Researchers at the Macquarie University are looking for men to participate in an online survey exploring preferences for treatment options for depression. Currently 150 individuals have taken part...

AMSJ April 2022