MATES in Construction have partnered with the Queensland Government to offer additional support to construction workers with mental health issues.
MATES in construction are a suicide prevention organisation who have teamed up with the state government to help workers in need.
The aim of the program is mates looking out for mates, CEO Jorgen Gullestrup said. Everyone on the construction site can look out for and help each other. So if we notice someone struggling, we can help, before its too late.
Mr Gullestrup noted that the Queensland construction industry used to have the highest suicide rates in the country but through a network of 4500 volunteers, thousands of workers have been helped.