Because we are all unique individuals, we will experience grief and loss differently. Grief and loss has been seen as a process or cycle that a person will work through. A person will experience and re-experience the different stages as grief does not follow a set pattern.
Today, you are one step closer to a happy family life and career.
We are a professional team of solution-focused FIFO Family Counsellors. Our goal is to help you and your family work through issues related to your relationship, family life and your career as a Fly In Fly Out professional. We want to ensure that you are able to seize great opportunities that come your way, whilst also having a fantastic family life. A great balance! While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life to work toward a great future.
We work with families, and couples who are on rosters, such as 2:1, 3:1, 2:2, 4, 4:, 12 days:9 days etc. Some workers take many hours travelling time to get to and from site, Eastern States to far North of WA, and some workers are coming from as far away as New Zealand and beyond. This means that a great part of time ‘off’ is taken up travelling, and leaves a person drained and needing rest, rather than just trying to jump back into home life and domestic duties.
Many issues the Fly in Fly out worker faces include some of the following plus much more as individual as each person and their families are
- Long hours
- Missing family
- Increase in alcohol consumption
- Increased tiredness and irritability
- Unable to feel you get enough of a break when leaving site
- Pressure on arriving home to complete household tasks
For the partner, husband or wife left behind on their own or with their children
- Socially isolated
- Lack of support
- Lack of assistance with the children
- Missing the working away partner
- May still have to juggle work, home duties and children without any support from the other parent
- Feeling overloaded and overwhelmed
- No break from routine when partner is back off site
- It can often feel like the returning partner interrupts or interferes in the home’s routine.
- It can take time for Children to settle each time the partner comes back and goes away again.
If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, about to embark on a new career working in a Fly In Fly Out position in Australia or Overseas, or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
More and more women are now joining the growing ranks of Fly In Fly Out workers, and it is not usual to have the FIFO worker leaving her husband or partner at home. As a consequence, whilst the roles are seemingly reversed the issues are much the same, with a few added differences. Whichever is your particular circumstance we can assist. Another emerging trend is for couples to be FIFO together, and this can bring additional issues around their environment both on and off site.
I’m sure as you read this, it may well resonate with you if you are a Fly in Fly Out worker. Don’t worry if you don’t see your particular issue(s) here as this is not an exhaustive list.
Please feel confident that we understand the issues, and can assist in a concrete way to support you and your family, and the career you have chosen.
You can contact us directly on:(08) 9448 3210