MiningFM: Working Away Guide updated | trying to conceive when your partner works away | four in five miners are overweight
Welcome to our first newsletter for 2016. New year, new beginnings! As we enter our sixth year of supporting families in mining, oil and gas, we welcome psychologist Jane Dodding to the MFM family – she's ready and waiting for your questions! Meanwhile our Miner's Girl Sarah Long and her partner Tom are preparing for fresh beginnings too. Sarah recounts the deeply touching, often funny trials of trying to conceive when your partner works away. > READ MORE
new working away guide offers
more mental health advice
The second edition of our Working AwayGuide is out now. It's packed with key advice to boost mental health as well as practical strategies for keeping relationships strong and families happy. To celebrate, we're offering a 15% discount on orders of 50 guides or more throughout February. > read more
warm welcome to our new psychologist jane dodding
SA-based Jane Dodding is the founding director of Minds Plus, a group of mental health professionals supporting Australians in regional areas. We're delighted to have Jane on board. This month she explores how to cope with longer FIFO rosters. > read more
"My girlfriend kissed a guy while I was working away"
We received a heartbreaking email last month from a young FIFO worker struggling to come to terms with a rocky relationship and low self-esteem. Psychologist Jane Dodding's response, including the concept of a couple's "Love Bank", is important reading for anyone who wants to get the most out of their relationship.> READ MORE
80% of miners are overweight, and there's no excuse for it!
A recent study suggests Aussie miners are the most overweight workers in the nation, with a whopping four in five carrying excess weight. Our health guru Mareike Bout says it's time to swap lame excuses for action, and offers great tips to make it happen. > read more
virtual memorial honours miners killed in the workplace
Kalgoorlie historian Moya Sharp understands the pain of losing a loved one on the mines, and she's now dedicated to honouring miners killed at work across WA. It's a labour of love that was recognised at the recent Australian Mining Prospect Awards. > read more
"I think my FIFO husband is suffering from depression"
What to do when your FIFO husband becomes withdrawn, says he doesn't love you anymore and refuses to see a counsellor? Psychologist Jane Dodding is on the case... > read more