Mental Health and Remote Living
Living and working remotely in Western Australia and other parts of the country brings challenges to the wellbeing of individuals and communities. Fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) arrangements can add to the impact of mental health and wellbeing – for individuals and families, and for the communities to and from which workers commute. Several studies over the past few years have identified some of the major causes and impacts around regional living and FIFO arrangements on workers and their families.
The FIVE project endeavours to undertake further research into mental health in regional settings around Western Australia. The project will look at the role that artistic and cultural engagement can play in both individual and community wellbeing in regional and remote part of the State. The FIVE team, with the Mental Health Commission, has provided a selection of available research relating to FIFO.