What is This FIFO Life?

This FIFO Life celebrates FIFO workers and their families.


People’s stories and experiences are at the heart of This FIFO Life and highlight the strengths and resilience of the FIFO community. We’ve talked to lots of you and we know you have some amazing strategies for making FIFO work well. So this is about sharing knowledge, tips and ideas to support your mental health and well being. Life isn’t always smooth and easy and FIFO is no different.


On This FIFO Life you can find blogs with links to articles, videos, websites and talks about lots of topics to help you stay mentally healthy. They will be posted regularly and if you follow us on Facebook you can also make comments and contribute to the discussion there.


Who has developed This FIFO Life?

The WA Mental Health Commission have generously funded this project and it has been developed by mental health professionals, Julie Loveny and Sue Crock.


Our tips and advice on staying mentally healthy come from our own experience of FIFO and our work in mental health and our extensive conversations with FIFO workers and families.


How do I use the website?

You can filter articles by choosing what stuff you want to see. There’s stuff for everyone, fifo workers, families and mates and the bosses. Use the main navigation to filter options. Choose which one works best for you, or if you like you can look for a topic (e.g. relationships or parenting) by using the search bar.


Managers and supervisors you will find information for you, which might be useful for your pre-starts, toolbox talks and inductions.


Can I call you if I need help or what if I am in crisis?

This FIFO Life provides online information and resources and we are not a crisis service. If you need help urgently then please call emergency services or one of the 24 hr Helplines:


Lifeline – 13 11 14

Beyond Blue – 13000 224 636

Men’s Line – Australia 1300 789 978


Can you tell me about places where I can get help?

Check out our Take 5 for Mental Health – WA Directory by clicking on the Where to Get Help button on the footer of every page. You can search for somewhere that can help you by issues or by the name of the agency. A version of this is also available to purchase and details can be found if you click on the Purchase Resources button.


Can I write a blog for you?

If you are interested in writing for us, please send us some information about yourself. Please note we do have criteria and guidelines as we wish to ensure the quality and accuracy of information on this website.


Can I be interviewed?

We are always interested in people’s stories and their experiences. Feel free to get in touch with us and tell us about yourself and how you make FIFO work well. Unfortunately we may not be able to interview everyone.


I’m a business/service provider and I would like to be featured in your guide or on your website. How can I do that?

Please contact us and tell us about your service.


Are you endorsed by mining companies?

We are independent of any mining companies. The development of This FIFO Life has been funded by the WA Mental Health Commission. Many organisations and companies are supporting our work and buy our Take 5 for Mental Health WA Directory. This helps us to maintain and develop This FIFO Life. We also appreciate sponsorship in order to keep this website going and growing. More information is available by clicking on the Sponsors button on the footer.