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In an effort to understand and develop support for mental health issues affecting offshore workers, especially those affected by COVID-19, a tripartite Mental Health Working Group (MHWG) has worked with two major Australian universities to develop a mental health survey for offshore workers. The survey will allow people in the offshore workforce to provide insight into how they’ve been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and working life in general.
The Mental Health Working Group has been developed by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA), and the Offshore Alliance – who all worked with Curtin University and the University of Western Australia to develop the survey.
The survey aims to gain insight from people in the offshore workforce as a way to understand the main issues impacting workers, and what strategies can be developed to support people in the areas of mental health and well-being.
To have your say and provide your unique input, go to NOPSEMA’s Call for Action: Offshore Worker Mental Health Survey website page.