Men­tal health code for FIFO

North West Telegraph - - News - Mitchell Wood­cock

The men­tal health of fly-in, fly-out work­ers has again been ad­dressed by the State Gov­ern­ment, which has re­leased an up­dated draft code for pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion.

The Men­tally Healthy Work­places For Fly-in Fly-out Work­ers in the Re­sources and Con­struc­tion Sec­tors code aims to help pro­mote and main­tain the men­tal health of FIFO work­ers.

Mines and Petroleum and Com­merce and Industrial Re­la­tions Min­is­ter Bill John­ston said while this code of prac­tice tar­geted FIFO work­ers in the re­sources and con­struc­tion in­dus­tries, its lessons could be ap­plied across a range of sec­tors.

“The lat­est round of pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion is an­other op­por­tu­nity to en­sure your voice is heard on the crit­i­cal is­sue of men­tal health in the FIFO work­force,” he said.

If you or some­one you know is think­ing about sui­cide, phone Life­line on 13 11 14.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.