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The Working Away Guide is an invaluable resource tool for companies keen to support employees who work away from their loved ones.

Written by Mining Family Matters co-founders Alicia Ranford and Lainie Anderson and our resident psychologist Angie Willcocks, it includes information and advice most commonly requested by fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) families across the world.

The 32-page guide is available in English and French and aims to boost the emotional resilience of new and existing 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

Click here to read a review on the guide by the Canadian Mining Journal. And here's some feedback from Canadian and US 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."

"We've decided to place a second order ... what an excellent resource."

Prices for The Working Away Guide are listed below. Company co-branding opportunities are also available. For orders over three copies, please contact Alicia Ranford at .



1-3 copies

$8 each (postage included – see below)

50 copies

$250 + postage

100 copies

$400 + postage

500 copies

$1850 + postage

1000 copies

$3600 + postage

If you'd like to order 1-3 English copies, please use the PayPal link below (also works with a credit card).



Please allow two weeks for delivery. For all other English guide orders or to discuss co-branding opportunities, please contact Alicia at . To order French guides, please visit the French version of this page by clicking here, or email . (Unfortunately we are not fluent in French, so if it’s at all possible we’d greatly appreciate any correspondence in English. If you’d prefer to write in French, that’s fine too. Sorry for the inconvenience.)