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FIFO Worker's Mental Health and Wellbeing: What can we do?

The Centre for Transformative Work Design (CTWD) invites you to 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 included 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. * CTWD would like to acknowledge that the research would not have been possible without the funding provided by the WA Mental Health Commission and the input of many FIFO workers and their families.

Date: Thursday 21 March 2019 Time: 7.15am for a 7.30am start (until 9.00am) Venue: Pan Pacific Perth, Grand River Ballroom, 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth Cost: $70 per person Proceeds will go towards FIFO research being carried out by CTWD

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