Depression, suicide risk, and workplace bullying: a comparative study of fly-in, fly-out and residential resource workers in Australia.

ConclusionsInterventions should be delivered to reduce depression and hopelessness in Australian resource workers, particularly through addressing workplace bullying and enhancing social support.What is known about the topic?One-third of Australian resource workers experience psychosocial distress. Research examining factors that influence such distress is lacking.What does this paper add?The results of this study demonstrate that clinical depression and suicide risk were significantly higher in residential resource workers than in FIFO workers. Depression and suicide risk were directly associated with workplace bullying. In addition, social support was an important protective factor against depression and bullying in Australian FIFO and residential resource workers.What are the implications for practitioners?There is an urgent need to introduce interventions that reduce psychosocial distress in the resource sector, particularly through the mitigation of bullying. PMID: 30995951 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Australian Health Review - Category: Hospital Management Authors: Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

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