September: easing the emptiness of fly-out day | identifying mental illness at work | FIFO workers are allowed to whinge too!
Happy Father's Day for 6 September fellas, and remember that you're much loved whether near or far. On the topic of FIFO, we received a sad little Facebook message recently from a woman who just can't get used to fly-out day. Our lovely Mining Family Matters community jumped in with loads of great advice, of course. > READ IT HERE
identifying and tackling mental health issues in the workplace
Nearly half of all Australians will experience a mental health issue at some time in their lives, so chances are you're working with someone doing it tough right now. Psychologist Angie Willcocks explains how to recognise the signs, and what to do about it.> read more
we love the fifo lifestyle, but we're allowed the odd whinge!
We all have the odd whinge about life, whether we work from home or 1000km away. But as Luke Baker has found, FIFO workers who complain tend to cop a barrage of criticism and demands like, "Why don't you just quit?" Not as simple as that, though, is it? > read more
learning how to back yourself at work
Careers specialist Therese Lardner has picked up an interesting trend among experienced job seekers: a distinct lack of confidence about their abilities. She offers expert advice for getting rid of insecurities and learning to back yourself at work. > READ MORE
FIFO WORKERS NEEDED FOR DIABETES & COMMUNICATION SURVEYS
If you're a FIFO worker based in south-east Queensland and suffering from Type 2 diabetes (or you're at risk), researchers would love to chat with you and your family. Likewise, FIFO/DIDO workers nationally are sought for new research into how you keep in touch. > read more
top money tips from a frugal fifo family
Have a budget. Don't get sucked into buying expensive 'toys' you don't need. And have regular team meetings about your finances. As Deb Russo says, every cent counts if you want FIFO to really work for you and your family. > read more
things get personal at AIMEX, australia's biggest mining expo
Asia-Pacific's International Mining Exhibition is on now at the Sydney Showground. Wesley Mission CEO Dr Keith Garner, left, will deliver a keynote speech on Thurs about FIFO mental health, and miners will debate challenges, opportunities and inspirations.> read more
australians unite to mark world suicide prevention day
World Suicide Prevention Day is 10 September (as is RU OK? Day). The team at Mates in Construction is asking worksites to raise a flag as a sign of the industry's commitment to cutting high rates of suicide. Click here for details. If you'd like workplace training for your team, don't forget our Rock Solid Suicide Prevention Program, run jointly with Wesley LifeForce. > read more