Survey for FIFO workers and their families

Published on 16 Nov 2017

The Mental Health Commission is encouraging fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers and their families to take part in a survey to determine the impact FIFO arrangements have on mental health and wellbeing.

The research will seek to understand the range of workplace factors that contribute to mental health issues in FIFO workers and identify positive strategies that can be used by individuals, families and organisations in the FIFO environment.

A research reference group which includes the Mental Health Commission; University of Western Australia; family representatives; employee and employer representatives; and mental health, and alcohol and other drug peak bodies is guiding the project.

Minister for Mental Health Roger Cook MLA said it was important to determine the specific factors and strategies that governments, employers and employees can implement to address mental health and wellbeing of FIFO workers.

"Having mentally healthy workplaces, across all sectors, is good for workers, the community and business,” he said.

Visit the UWA research website to take part in the survey or email UWA for more information.

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