Sundowner: Groundbreaking FIFO/DIDO Mental Health Research

Event Date: 
13 June 2013
Leadership Centre, AIM WA
76 Birkdale Street, Floreat


Event Overview

Lifeline WA, in partnership with specialist vehicle hire company Raw Hire, AIM WA and Edith Cowan University, has recently completed ground breaking research that assesses the relationship between mental health and the fly-in-fly-out (FIFO), and drive-in-drive-out (DIDO) lifestyle of mining, construction and other occupations related to these sectors.

This critical project is expected to fill a gap in research around the emotional and mental wellbeing of FIFO and DIDO workers, and is envisaged to assist employers, employees and their families in preparation for the challenges of FIFO and DIDO work.

This research project will help Lifeline WA gain valuable insights to the benefits and challenges of this relatively new and growing lifestyle, including the ways in which workers cope with these challenges, so Lifeline WA can harness these ideas for the whole FIFO and DIDO community.

Through this research, Lifeline WA will assess the factors that contribute to employee risk and wellbeing, with the ultimate aim of using the findings to develop robust preventative programs, similar to OHS programs which protect employees' physical wellbeing.

You are invited to join Lifeline WA, AIM WA and Raw Hire as Associate Professor Pamela Henry, Director of the Sellenger Centre at Edith Cowan University presents the findings at an exclusive Sundowner being held at AIM WA.

Also hear briefly from Emeritus Professor Gary Martin, AIM WA CEO, Byron Smith, Raw Hire CEO, and Fiona Kalaf, Lifeline WA CEO.


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