MATES in Construction National Helpline – 1300 642 111. Offers FREE case management and support to construction workers and their families.
Miner’s Promise – Independent not-for-profit member-based organisation established to support employees of the resources sector and their immediate family by providing practical, emotional and financial support when impacted by a crisis event or death. Phone: 1300 124 014
The Working Away Alcohol and Drug Support Line – Confidential telephone support, information and referral service for those working away from home, their families and employers who are concerned about their own or another person’s alcohol or drug use or mental health and wellbeing. The service is available 24/7 via phone.
Working Away Alcohol and Drug Support Line on 1800 721 997 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Alcohol and Drug Support Line on (08) 9442 5000 or country callers can call toll free on 1800 198 024
Parent and Family Drug Support Line on (08) 9442 5000 or country callers can call toll free on 1800 653 203
Kids Helpline – Provides free and confidential telephone and online counselling services specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Helpline – 1800 55 18 00
Beyondblue – Beyond blue offers information and support for those dealing with depression and anxiety. Helpline – 1300 224 636
Mining Family Matters – A web-based organisation sponsored by a range of oil and gas companies, provides support via an online community, e-newsletters, chat forums, publications such as the ‘Survival Guide for Mining Families’ and ‘Working Away: A Survival Guide’.
Miner’s Promise – An Independent not-for-profit member-based organisation established to support employees of the resources sector and their immediate family by providing practical, emotional and financial support when impacted by a crisis event or death.
Mining Australia – A media website focusing on Australian mining issues and news. www.miningaustralia.com.au
FIFO Families – A commercial web-based organisation that offers support to FIFO Families. The organisation provides opportunities for support and connection with other FIFO families through a range of resources including links to chat rooms, forums, seminars and e-newsletters.
This FIFO Life – Mental health professionals Julie Loveny and Sue Crock, are experienced social workers and the coordinators of This FIFO Life, a mental health online resource developed for FIFO workers and their families with funding from the WA government.
BeyondBlue – Provides information and support for people living with depression and other mental illnesses. www.beyondblue.org.au
Heads Up – Heads Up is all about giving individuals and businesses free tools and resources to take action for mentally healthy workplaces. www.headsup.org.au
Australasian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health – A not-for-profit NGO with DGR status, delivers programs and services to people living and working in rural and remote Indigenous, agricultural/rural and mining/resource communities and organisations. www.acrrmh.com.au
The FIFO Toolkit – A physical or digital book, containing a collection of “tricks of the trade” around the mental wellbeing of FIFO workers. www.fifotoolkit.com
FIFO INFO – This website provides information and resources for fly-in/fly-out employees and their families as well as for employers. www.fifoinfo.com.au/for-employees-and-families.html
FIFO Wellness – Advice of wellness in FIFO living by recognised Lifestyle, food and wellness coach Steve Hord, author of ‘FIFO – There’s a healthier way’. www.fifowellness.com
R U OK? – A not-for-profit organisation, which campaigns and facilitates the campaigning for suicide awareness in Australia. https://ruok.org.au
Lifeline WA – Lifeline connects people with care by providing services in suicide prevention, crisis support and mental health support. www.lifelinewa.org.au/seeking-help
The Shed Online – The Shed Online is a place for men to socialise, network, make friends and share skills. www.theshedonline.org.au
CFMEU – Australia’s main trade union in construction, forestry and forest products, mining and energy production. Find out more about becoming a member at http://www.cfmeu.asn.au/member-services/member-benefits/new-to-australia
Irish Supports in Australia
Diplomatic and Consular Supports
Embassy of Ireland, Canberra
Phone: +61 (0) 2 6214 0000
Emergency out of hours assistance: +61 (0) 2 62140000
Consulate General of Ireland, Sydney
Phone: +61 (0) 2 9264 9635
Honorary Consul Perth
Mr. Martin Kavanagh
Phone: +61 (0) 8 6557 5802
Irish Support Organisations
The Claddagh Association Inc. (Perth, WA) – A voluntary non-profit organisation that aims to provide crisis support to people from the Irish community in times of hardship and trauma. They provide a safety net to assist people in crisis situations where all other avenues have been exhausted.
Phone: +61 (0) 8 9345 1713 or if in crisis call +61 (0) 403 972 265
Irish Australian Support & Resource Bureau (Melbourne, VIC)
Phone: +61 (0) 3 9482 3865
Irish Support Agency (Sydney, NSW)
Phone: 1800 186 966 or (+612) 9300 8019
Irish Australian Support Association of Queensland (Brisbane, QLD)
Phone: +61 (0) 7 3391 1300 or +61 (0) 432 087 328
Irish Families in Perth (Perth, WA)