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.

Read more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/03/mates-construction-program-expands-reach-funding-boost/#.WM-57aKxUl

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