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Date PostedNovember 30, 2016

Suicide Prevention Focus for Qld Construction Industry

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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.

Read more at http://www.mygc.com.au/extra-support-offered-suicide-prevention-qld-construction-industry/

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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