Our Working Away Guide – a valuable new resource tool to help families survive and thrive working away – is now into its second print run. 

Since launching the guide in March, we've received orders from major mining companies, labor contractors and oil producers right across Canada. We've also worked with a major US construction and mining services company to modify the guide for American families.

Here's some of the feedback we've received from companies:  

"The guide is absolutely incredible. Just wanted to say congratulations ... truly incredible!"

"Everyone here is simply fascinated with the guides."

"I love them, absolutely LOVE them."

The Canadian Mining Journal also says the guide offers "common sense, practical help ... for relationships, parenting and life". Read the full review here.

The 32-page Working Away Guide, available in English and French, features information and advice most commonly requested by FIFO families across the world.

Written by Mining Family Matters co-founders Alicia Ranford and Lainie Anderson and psychologist Angie Willcocks, the guide aims to boost the emotional resilience of employees by offering simple strategies to keep relationships healthy and families happy. Fourteen chapters cover key issues on relationships, parenting and mining life, including:

  • What to expect in the first few months
  • Helping kids to cope
  • Sharing time and avoiding conflict
  • Parenting and discipline
  • Tackling loneliness when you’re apart
  • Are you making excuses about sex?
  • Identifying stress and depression

For prices and to order, click here.