FIFO workers’ mental health problems exacerbated by ‘macho’ attitudes

THERE is a “toughen up princess” attitude on work sites that prevents some fly-in fly-out workers from seeking help for mental health problems, a union says. The West Australian government’s education and health standing committee is conducting an inquiry into the mental health impacts of FIFO work and heard from several speakers on Wednesday. Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union state secretary Mick Buchan said in a statement there was …

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