FIFO Workers’ mental health and well being breakfast event – 21st March 2019

The Centre for Transformative Work Design (CTWD) is holding a breakfast event at which the findings of its ground-breaking research report*, Impact of FIFO work arrangements on the mental health and wellbeing of FIFO workers, will be unpacked by the lead authors, Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, Professor Sharon K. Parker, and Dr Laura Fruhen, and a panel of leading stakeholder representatives: Tony Wittcomb (Head of Health and Safety, Roy Hill), Michael O’Hanlon (Workplace Engagement Manager, Beyond Blue) and Glenn McLaren (Assistant State Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union).

While the research found that FIFO workers are twice more likely to experience high levels of psychological distress than non-FIFO workers, there is reason for hope.

The report to be discussed at the event includes 18 detailed recommendations which, if acted on together by employers, managers, FIFO workers and their families, will prevent the emergence of mental ill-health amongst FIFO workers.

Event Details:  Thursday 21st March 2019 at 7:15am for 7:30am start (until 9:00am).  Venue is Pan Pacific Perth, Grand Ballroom.  Cost $70 per person.

Core HS Management team will be attending the event and ensuring the valuable information is not only considered in how we manage our FIFO teams but also incorporated into our Start Smart, Fatigue Smart and Health Smart training programs.