Events

FIFO EVENTS

FIFO Focus runs a range of events for FIFO Workers, prospective FIFO employees and their partners. See our upcoming events below and book tickets.


Mission Possible # 2: North

Saturday 26 May 2018 –  9.30am

Central Park, Joondalup

Meeting at Central Park car park off Grand Boulevard (intersection of Collier Pass), participants form into teams (your choice or ours) to undertake a wild goose chase to complete small missions. It is like a scavenger hunt but with a twist and using technology. Laughter and a whole lot of selfies are guaranteed.

Enlisting friends and other family members encouraged. You do not all need to be FIFO workers or partners. This event is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

The actual mission should take no longer than 1 hour but the welcome, safety briefing and pre-mission briefing starts at 930am. The mission itself will start at 10am and finish at 11am back at the meeting point for a debrief and the announcement of the winning team.

Please wear a hat, sunscreen, and comfy shoes as you will get some steps up but in a fun and engaging way.

For more information about the event, please contact us


Is FIFO for you? How to make it so

Wednesday 23 May – 4.30pm

Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Applecross

So, you are serious about getting into FIFO. There are some undeniable benefits of doing FIFO, like the opportunity to set your financial future, to develop skills in an industry that will likely be around forever, and in many instances, being able to spend quality time with your kids if you have the right roster. Despite these benefits, there are some significant challenges such as strains on relationships, not being able to attend special events or witness milestones in your children, and an increased risk of deterioration to your physical and mental health.

This workshop will provide you with knowledge so you can enter this lifestyle with your eyes wide open. At the end of this interactive workshop, you will be fully aware of:

  • The very real challenges of this FIFO life
  • Be aware of what you can do to ensure you leverage your new financial position
  • Ways in which to keep your relationship alive, and family thriving
  • Tools to maintain your greatest asset, your physical and mental health.

We highly recommend you bring your partner to this workshop. The success of your FIFO lifestyle rests on your ability to work as a team and that starts with both of you being on the same page.

One of the presenters of this workshops is Sandra Lam, the Principal Psychologist of FIFO Focus. Sandra and her team have a weekly segment on REDFM’s FIFO Life program providing tips and advice to FIFO workers and their families to make this lifestyle healthy and meaningful. REDFM is the main radio station to the mine sites in Western Australia.

Co-presenting will be Dani Tamati, the Director the Resources Hub. Dani is as an award-winning, high profile Recruitment, Career Development, Human Resources and OHS professional and has remained involved with, and employed by this industry for the past 24 years as a FIFO worker, FIFO wife, and service provider.

For more information about the event, please contact us


Managing anxiousness and stress (for FIFO workers and partners)

Saturday  9 June 2018 – 9:30 am

Gary Holland Community Center, Rockingham

The FIFO lifestyle can be overwhelming and we know for a fact that many FIFO partners experience high stress and anxiety, as do FIFO workers. At the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Understand how anxiety and stress works physiologically and psychologically
  • Recognise your triggers
  • Learn different ways to manage and cope
  • Understand how to improve your mental wellbeing and minimise the experience of distress.
  • Presenters:

The key FIFO Focus team, Dr John Forbes, Clinical Director and Sandra Lam, Director and Principal Psychologist are regulars on the REDFM FIFO Life program providing tips to workers and families to make the FIFO life more healthy, meaning and productive. They also provide coaching and/or counselling to FIFO workers and partners through their respective psychology practices.

For more information about the event, please contact us


The three pillars and four killers of relationships (Date night series)

Friday 22 June 2018 – 5:00 pm

42 Henry St, Fremantle

There are definitely challenges associated with FIFO relationships and the breakdown of one is the biggest fear of most FIFO workers and their partner. This first workshop of the date night series is foundational and gives you a better understanding of the proven pillars and killers of all relationships.

By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • know the main issues that make FIFO relationships fall apart
  • understand what the four killers of relationships are and how it is exacerbated by the FIFO arrangement
  • learn a framework to keep your FIFO relationship alive
  • learn how to implement the three pillars of a successful relationship.

We recommend you attend this workshop with your partner if possible. That’s why it’s called the date night series! If you can’t attend with your partner, attend with your friend and make it a girls’/blokes’ night out. You’re going to be in Fremantle, and it’s on a Friday afternoon/evening….so…..it makes sense, right?

Presenters Sandra Lam from FIFO Focus, and Kelly Simpkins from Oasis Psychology are both registered psychologists and Gottman trained therapists. Having been in relationships separated by work and providing coaching or couples counselling to FIFO couples, Sandra and Kelly will ensure you take away practical tools that will enhance your FIFO relationship.

For more information about the event, please contact us


Fighting fair in your FIFO relationship (Date night series)

Friday 3 August 2018 -5:00 pm

Fremantle

Fighting in any relationship is normal and is usually a sign that a particular standard or expectation hasn’t been met. But when we fight in a way that isn’t fair and doesn’t allow us to achieve the intent of our objection, then the relationship can’t move forward and can begin to deteriorate. The FIFO arrangement creates the extra added difficulty so prevention is better than cure.

The contents of this workshop will give you:
1. Skills to fight fairer
2. Tools to manage your emotional flooding
3. Develop a healthier appreciation for your individual differences and expectations.

We recommend you attend this workshop with your partner if possible. That’s why it’s called the date night series! If you can’t attend with your partner, attend with your friend and make it a girls’/blokes’ night out. You’re going to be in Fremantle, and it’s on a Friday afternoon/evening….so…..it makes sense, right?

Presenters Sandra Lam from FIFO Focus, and Kelly Simpkins from Oasis Psychology are both registered psychologists and Gottman trained therapists. Having been in relationships separated by work and providing coaching or couples counselling to FIFO couples, Sandra and Kelly will ensure you take away practical tools that will enhance your FIFO relationship.

For more information about the event, please contact us


Helping your partner who has depression/anxiety

Saturday, 18 August 2018 – 9:30 am

Gary Holland Community Centre, Rockingham

Does your partner have depression and/or anxiety (or you think they do) and you want to help but don’t know how? By the end of the workshop, you will:

  1. Become aware of the prevalence of these feelings in FIFO workers and partners
  2. Understand how these the experience of anxiety/depression come about;
  3. Learn what you can do, and should avoid, to help your partner manage their experience and still live a productive life with you; and
  4. Discover self-care techniques so you can keep helping your partner.

Presenters:

They key FIFO Focus team, Dr John Forbes, Clinical Director and Sandra Lam, Director and Principal Psychologist are regulars on the REDFM FIFO Life program providing tips to workers and families to make the FIFO life more healthy, meaning and productive. They also provide coaching and/or counselling to FIFO workers and partners through their respective psychology practices.

For more information about the event, please contact us