In one of the most comprehensive fly-in fly-out (FIFO) research studies undertaken in Australia, rates of psychological distress, workplace bullying and burnout were found significantly higher among FIFO workers than their non-FIFO counterparts.
World Mental Health Day has seen the successful roll out of a ‘gamified microlearning’ program for miners to combat stigma around mental health.
Mining companies have, for the first time, got on board with the annual MATES In Construction ‘Fly the Flag Day’ public awareness campaign to help prevent suicide.
The McGowan government has released an updated draft FIFO code of practice to protect Western Australians’ mental health in the workplace.
Mental health and wellbeing of men living in remote Western Australian mining communities are being placed at the forefront in the Pilbara during Men’s Health Week.
Remote mine workers are at significantly higher risk of psychological distress than the general Australian population, according to a report from the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA).
Half of all Australian men will have a mental health problem at some point in their life and one-in-eight will experience depression yet they are far less likely to open up about what is affecting them than their female counterpart.
A free online counselling service is being offered to South Australian mining and quarry workers in an effort to relieve mental health issues.
Throughout the world, mining companies are battling a range of forces that are reshaping the sector and require a new approach to management.
The final of the ten part series examining the trends that will define mining in 2016.
The U.S. coal industry is in rapid decline, a shift marked not only by the bankruptcy of many mine operators in coal-rich Appalachia but also by a legacy of potential environmental and social disasters.
Suicide prevention organisation R U OK? has launched a new campaign encouraging FIFO workers to support one another before they “hit rock bottom”.
A recently released research paper has shown that levels of depression, anxiety and stress among FIFO workers are higher than those experienced by non-FIFO workers, and that such mental health problems are not determined by demographic differences such as gender or relationship status.
The Minerals Council of Australia has announced the release of a blueprint for mental health and well-being in the mining industry.
The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia has released a Mental Health Blueprint for WA miners.
Questions about the mental health of FIFO workers launched a parliamentary inquiry in Western Australia. Is this a threat to a way of life for remote minesite workers, or simply another step on the long path of OHS improvement?
The unhealthy stigma attached to mental health problems is stopping miners from seeking help.
Following the release of the FIFO parliamentary inquiry, the message is being muddied by unfocused reporting.
The Western Australian FIFO inquiry report has been met with mixed reactions, most notably from the Chamber of Minerals and Energy.
Renewed calls to change rosters have gone up from the Roy Hill camp after the death of a worker, said to have taken his own life during the night on Monday.