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Date PostedMarch 9, 2016

Government to Help Tackle Suicide

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Source: www.scpr.org

The WA government recently announced it’s funding $200,000 in grants for suicide prevention training programs including education for high risk groups, of which construction workers have been identified as one.

Mental Health Minister Helen Morton said the state government had allocated $2.5 million to the cause which we’ve already learned is one of the greatest threats to construction workers.

The government says its aim is to build community suicide prevention skills over the next 4 years.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests that suicide by workers is a result of interaction between individual vulnerabilities and work-related factors that trigger stress and contribute to poor mental wellbeing which is why quality training programs are needed.

See more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/03/wa-government-announces-2-5-million-fund-build-suicide-prevention-skills/#.Vt2Zevl97IV

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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