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Mental health and wellbeing costs of FIFO for workers, families

Gabrielle Lis

Fly in fly out workers and their partners struggle to reconcile working life and home life, while feeling a lack of support from family, employers and wider community.

Industries that rely on fly in fly out (FIFO) workers present a rosy picture of the lifestyle, marred only by the inconvenience of shift work. Touted mental health benefits include being part of a challenging work environment, meeting new people, seeing new places, and earning a high income. Does this reflect the lived reality of Australian FIFO workers and their families? In order to begin to answer this question, researchers fro...

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