Our construction industry is losing nearly one person every week to suicide, and 99% of those that we lose are our men. In 2019, construction had the highest male suicide rate for any occupational group.
MATES in Construction has one simple but hugely ambitious aim – to reduce the number of lives lost to suicide in the construction industry.
MATES In Construction General Awareness Training is all about suicide awareness and suicide prevention.
This is an opportunity for all staff to attend in your company.
The programme engages with the teams about being aware of others behaviour and how to have the conversation with a MATE who is struggling. How to spot signs and/or invitations when someone is struggling and provide them resources, including a nationwide 0800 list of numbers that is available to use for anyone they know, family, friends, or anyone in their community.
Click here to access online resources and short videos on how to help a MATE who is struggling.
Please arrive prior to 7am, the General Awareness Training will commence at 7am sharp.