CATCH UP: Construction workers including Action Plasterers And Renderers workers, have taken a little time out to check in with one another over a Barbie.
One hundred and ninety Australian’s working in construction take their own lives every year.
Local charity, Mates In Construction are doing what they can to get men talking.
A Sunshine Coast construction company is working to curb the rising suicide rates in their industry, by breaking down the stigma of being a ‘tough tradie’.
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MATES in Construction is a charity established in 2008 to reduce the high level of suicide among Australian construction workers. We are unique in that we foster ownership and control of the program with the Australian building and construction industry.
The MATES in Construction program is based on the simple idea that “suicide is everyone’s business” and that if the building and construction industry in Australia is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of workers and to reduce suicide then it cannot be left to the mental health professionals, but rather everyone in the industry must play their part.