According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, one in five Australians may experience poor mental health. However, only a third of the individuals seek support and assistance. With these numbers projected to increase over the coming years for FIFO workers, there is a current need to bridge the gap and connect with people, ensuring all Australians are living their lives to the fullest in a healthy and safe environment without suffering emotional distress.
IFAP have worked in collaboration with Subject Matter Experts and Psychologists – Working Life, specifically on Mental Health in the FIFO sector and aim to deliver realistic and approachable evidence based solutions that allow individuals to grow. When individuals grow, organisations grow!
We are passionate not only about Mental Health but also Mental Wealth, ensuring individuals understand the full range of the mental health continuum from Mental Illness and being unwell to thriving in a mentally healthy workplace that is positive.
IFAP provide further information on where you can obtain support from organisations.
The course covers:
- FIFO Mental Health
- What is Mental Health – myth busting the facts from fiction
- Common Mental Health illnesses – the signals and how to help yourself and support others
- Techniques to cope, manage and thrive
- Depressive and Bipolar Disorders
- Substance use and disorders
- Workplace risks factors and how to identify them
- Gain an understanding of workplace mental health and suicide
- Mental Health Conversations
Whether you, a family member, friend or work colleague is affected by mental health, we believe it is vital that FIFO workers are equipped with the knowledge and tools to help themselves and support others and understand how to overcome mental health challenges.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance
JP(Jean-Paul) Bijoux is our Mental Health FIFO Trainer and Assessor who is dedicated in providing participants with the knowledge and understanding from his experience in the Onshore and Offshore Oil and Gas Industry/Mining, delivering exceptional training and assessment, engaging and supporting participants. He has a passion and commitment to improving the awareness and knowledge of mental health across all industry, specifically FIFO Workers and their susceptibility to work related environmental factors, which can trigger stress reactions and contribute to poor mental health and wellbeing.
JP has well over a decade of extensive experience working FIFO across the Resource Industry. JP’s experience covers the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry, Mining, Health and Safety, Construction, Logistics, Cranes and Rigging in a heavy lift marine environment. Also offering Consulting and Training, training and assessing for Safety and Health Representatives in Oil and Gas, Mines and OSH and High Risk Work Licence.