The nature of the FIFO lifestyle can present unique challenges for individuals and their families. Workers are away from home for long periods of time often working long hours in stressful work environments. At the same time, partners and families are at home trying to cope with solo parenting, running a household and the challenges of missing a loved one. At Oasis Psychology, we understand these unique challenges from both a psychological perspective, and a personal perspective with Kelly having experienced the challenges this lifestyle presents firsthand.
Implementing some clear expectations and simple communication strategies before/during/on return from site can go a long way towards preventing small issues developing into major conflict. If you are thinking about FIFO, or currently experiencing issues whilst working away from home, please contact Oasis Psychology for support.