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Spending Christmas alone? How to cope with loneliness

Loneliness at Christmas is common in the mining and energy industries, especially among fly-in fly-out workers. QMEB has found the following tips to help you beat the holiday blues. Admit you have a...

R U OK? launch FIFO mental health campaign

Suicide prevention organisation R U OK? is urging workmates to support one another before they hit rock bottom, as part of a new campaign aimed at mental health in the fly-in, fly-out mining industry...

FIFO partners more likely to be depressed, study says

Partners of fly-in fly-out workers have higher levels of emotional problems than other parents in the community, and are at a greater risk of using harsh discipline with their children, University of...

Mental health focus at safety conference

The Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference, held in Townsville this week, saw more than 500 delegates gather, with one word on their lips: safety. Featuring three days of safety...

Research reveals shocking rates of FIFO depression

Fly-in fly-out workers are suffering from depression at more than twice the rate of the general Australian population, according to research from Edith Cowan University. Researchers surveyed 629...

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