AWARDS:
Finalist in the 2012, 2013 Australian Mining Prospect Awards in 3 categories
;

'Community Difference'

'Excellence in OHS'


'Mine Manager of the Year'

'Anthony Ward was nominated 'Mine Manager of the Year' for his Relief Mine Camp Manager & Counselling work on remote mine sites in WA.'


www.miningaustralia.com.au/awards

FIFO Counselling was founded in Baldivis WA in 2010 by Principal Counsellor, Anthony Ward.  

Formally based at the Settlers Hills Community Centre, Anthony Ward also worked on remote mine sites in roles as a Relief Camp Manager, Assistant Village Manager and Camp Manager. In these management roles, Anthony initially volunteered his counselling skills to help staff and camp/village residents cope with personal issues whilst on site working FIFO. He would sacrifice his free time to talk with needy staff.

Anthony Ward, originally known as a Christian Counsellor and a qualified Minister, offered Pastoral care to FIFO workers voluntarily and in his private practice,
Award Counselling.

Anthony then started FIFO Counselling while managing Mine Camps,  though a struggle, identified a need  first hand, specifically for FIFO workers and FIFO families, to make face-to-face counselling appointments for when they are on R&R AND on-site for HSE related incidents, especially for D&A abuse, self harm and work fatalities.

Later, on-site EAP Telephone counselling, Email counselling, Skype counselling & Face Time Counselling services were offered to FIFO workers by FIFO Counselling, for continuity of counselling care between face to face appointments on R&R.

As FIFO Counselling's client base grew in Perth, focus shifted from dual role of Camp Manager & Counsellor (including ATSI mentoring) on remote sites, to primarily being a Perth based Counselling service. FIFO Counselling  still offers mining company's, contractors and ATSI employers and FIFO employees, a confidential counselling service, both on-site and off-site.

In 2008, Anthony completed the Red  Dust Healing (Indigenous Mat Counselling) facilitator course in Brisbane, QLD. The principal of counselling or healing through personal stories (yarning) and use of a mat to show feelings, the direction to hope and healing, especially for kinesthetic learners, has proved vital in counselling indigenous FIFO workers.

In 2014, Anthony Ward completed a Cert IV in TAE ATSI  with a view of training new FIFO workers with, 'Preparing & Coping with FIFO',  workshops,  starting  October 29th, 2014 @ AWDC in Perth city. Later in 2014, Anthony will graduate with a Cert III in Mentoring (ATSI), to be used on-site or in local communities as a follow-up to counselling to help ATSI workers who need a hands-on soft landing to site, e.g., to adjust to the regimented FIFO work, camp / village life schedule, connecting to camp social groups, sporting activities, maintaining family and community relations.

 


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FIFO COUNSELLING      

 

Anthony Ward 
Dip.Bib.Studies, Grad.Dip.Th., Grad.Dip.Counselling Cert.IV Small Bus.Man., Cert.IV Hospitality, Cert IV TAE ATSI, Cert III Mentoring ATSI 
Counsellor | Trainer | Mentor | Speaker
FIFO COUNSELLING

Mobile: +61 437 062 810
Email: Anthony@FifoCounselling.com
Web: www.Fifocounselling.com

ABN: 32 713 767 762.
Insured. National Police Clearance. WWC.
C Class. Apply First Aid. s44 App manager.
White Card. Marcsta. Mine health surveillance. FSRU - GOLD Clearance.
Lockholders (Sup).  APP Key cutter.
EWP, W@H. W in confined sPACE, Fire Ext.
CYCLONE / Incid. CONTROLLER. FIRE WARDEN.
fire blanket. HACCP. RSA. food & bev.
FOur wheel drive course. chemical handling (Jaysol & Johnson Diversey). 
BAC TESTER (Alcalynt).



COMMITTEES & Professional Memberships:

WESTERLY FAMILY CENTRE COMMITTE - TREASURER.

CARERS WA - MENTAL HEALTH CARERS REP.

NORTH METROPOLITAN HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH (CITY CLINIC)  MANAGERS COMMITTEE - CARERS WA MENATAL HEALTH REP.

NORTH METROPOLITAN HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH SQYRM COMMITTEE - CARERS WA INDIGENOUS REP.

CHRISTIAN COUNSELLORS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA - ASSOCIATE MEMBER

THE CABIN (Chiang Mai - Thailand) - Ambassador.

ROTARY KWINANA - New MEMBERSHIP (PENDING).

Inspire Church - Encourager Ministry.

Richmond Fellowship (Bentley) - Carer Training

Indigenous Carers WA - Carer Respite