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.
Northern Territory unions have spoken out about the soaring number of suicides among FIFO workers employed on the Ichthys LNG project, calling for a FIFO code of practice to be implemented.
A vigil will be held today at the Origin Energy AGM to commemorate Western Downs farmer and anti-fracking campaigner George Bender.
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?
Social media reports have revealed another FIFO worker has ended his life in camp.
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.
A new partnership has been launched to halt suicide in the mining and oil and gas industries.
Founders of a mining worker support group have told a WA parliamentary inquiry there was a severe lack of compassion and misunderstanding towards mental illness in the industry.
A man working at Chevron’s Gorgon Project has taken his own life.
The chairman of a WA parliamentary inquiry into the effects of FIFO on mental health has said that “equal time” could be the optimum FIFO roster compression for mining workers.
The debate around FIFO mental health is heating up, with the WA inquiry to hear recommendations from the CFMEU and Chamber of Minerals and Energy today.
The WA inquiry into FIFO-related mental health issues has heard that no FIFO roster could be considered 100 per cent safe.
WA government is holding an inquiry into FIFO mental health, which shows the degree of seriousness with which this problem is and ought to be regarded.
As the number of FIFO miners taking their life rises, the Government is creating an inquiry into stemming the tide of deteriorating mining mental health.
The West Australian parliament has unanimously backed an inquiry into the link between FIFO mining rosters and suicide.
A FIFO worker operating on Barrow Island has taken his own life.
A 37 year-old man has been found dead in his room at the Gateway Village in South Hedland.