The Queensland Government has funded Mates in Construction over the next one and a half years.
The organisation works to reduce the alarmingly high suicide rate in the construction industry.
The government funding with help expand the organisation’s positive program.
The government has pledged $1million to reduce suicide in the construction industry, a problem that plagues young men in particular.
Young tradesmen, it has been revealed, have a suicide rate 2 to 3 times higher than the general community. The average age of suicide among construction workers in Queensland is 36.