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Mining Family Matters  

Orica is proud to be a sponsor of Mining Family Matters, created by Adelaide-based mining mum Alicia Ranford and journalist Lainie Anderson, Mining Family Matters is designed to offer friendship and professional support to families across the nation coping with the pressures of fly in/fly out work rosters or life
in isolated rural communities.

A key feature of the website, is a series of in-depth columns and Q&A sessions with a resident psychologist and social worker, offering advice on the unique issues facing mining families. Other highlights include:oss the nation coping with the pressures of fly in/fly out work rosters or life in isolated rural communities.

Mining Family Matters has been created especially for mining families, it also offers great benefits for the mining industry as a whole. With Australian mining on the rebound and another skills shortage looming in the wake of the global financial crisis, it’s imperative that companies support their labour force by encouraging strong family bonds.
 
Every time a mining company loses an employee, replacement costs amount to between 0.5 and 1.5 times the miner’s salary. A happy family makes for a happy miner – and hopefully a more productive employee who won’t need to quit to save his or her marriage.

Mining Families Rock is the world's first self-help book for mining families!

Written and published by the Mining Family Matters team (mining mum Alicia Ranford, psychologist Angie Willcocks and journalist Lainie Anderson) the 176-page book expands on our highly successful Survival Guide for Mining Families. It offers comprehensive support and professional advice to families overcoming the challenges of fly-in/fly-out, drive-in/drive-out and living in isolated mining communities.

Click here to find out more.

Working Away: A Survival Guide for Families is a clever little resource tool for companies keen to support employees who work away from their loved ones.

Based on MiningFM's original Survival Guide for Mining Families, it features professional advice and practical tips for keeping relationships healthy and families happy.

The 32-page, A5 guide is aimed at companies for distribution to both new and existing employees.

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The Survival Guide for Mining Families is an invaluable resource tool available to mining companies for their employees and families (launched in March 2011 and sales are now 50,000 and rising!)

Published by Mining Family Matters, the 32-page A5 booklet features professional advice from our registered psychologist Angie Willcocks, with lots of practical tips for keeping relationships healthy and families happy.

Click here to find out more