Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TechnoratiSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn


Without wanting to get all serious, Mining Family Matters would like you to note the following ...


The contents of remain the property of Mining Family Matters. Permission must be granted before any information can be reproduced in any form. The same applies to our publications, including The Working Away Guide.


Mining Family Matters aims to break down the barriers of isolation and the stresses of living away from family and friends. Although this website provides general advice from a psychologist and practical tips from mining families, the content should never be regarded as a substitute for professional health services or crisis services. Always speak to your doctor or specialist provider for advice on a specific medical condition.

If you are depressed and require urgent assistance, call 9-1-1 or visit the Canadian Mental Health Association website at

Additional listings, information and links to other websites and companies are also intended for general use. Mining Family Matters can naturally assume no responsibility for the information provided and disclaims all liability with respect to such information. We recommend that you exercise all necessary caution and investigate fully any product or service listed or advertised.

Privacy policy

At Mining Family Matters, we take your privacy seriously. We wouldn’t want a website distributing our contact details to third parties, so we wouldn’t do it to you either. In accordance with this policy, we:

  • Only collect and keep personal information necessary for a quality service;
  • Take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is kept confidential and secure; and
  • Do not share information with other companies or individuals.

Any personal information you provide on the Mining Family Matters website or via other contact methods (telephone or email) is maintained in private files on our secure web server. We may disclose certain specific information about you if we are required to do so by law, governmental request or court order or based on our good faith belief that it is necessary to conform or comply.

While this privacy policy states our standards for maintenance of data and we will make efforts to meet them, we are not in a position to guarantee these standards. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, we disclaim any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of data.

If you have any questions, please contact us.