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WA Government Funds Suicide Prevention Initiative for Construction

The Western Australian Government has committed to providing $310,000 in funding to raise mental health awareness among construction workers and FIFO workers, the group identified as the most at risk of suicide in the population Mental Health Minister Roger Cook

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Why Workers Stay Off Work So Much

According to a new report, as many as one in five Australians have stayed away from work in the past 12 months due to stress, depression or mental illness. A report by BeyondBlue called the State of Workplace Health in

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Talking About Mental Health

Talking about mental health with workers is just one of the steps to being proactive about psychological health and avoiding psychological injury among construction workers. This is an important issue, given that Safe Work Australia found mental health carried a

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Suicide Prevention Focus for Qld Construction Industry

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

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How to Find and Keep Talent in the Queensland Construction Sector

In a recent article on a construction website, the issue of construction staff retention was raised. This is obviously a pertinent issue, especially within the Queensland construction industry, as the article highlighted. Attracting and retaining the best staff is a

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Employment Minister Tackles Suicide in the Construction Field

MATES in Construction and R U OK recently held a joint initiative at a Brisbane construction site for Fly the Flag Day, attended by Employment and Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace to raise awareness about suicide among construction workers. Ms

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Research Shows Workers Are Suffering In Silence

Research reveals that workers are suffering from mental illness in silence because of fears about damage to job prospects and lack of understanding from others. The majority of workers have a fear of speaking up about their mental health issues.

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How To Tell If Your Workplace Needs To Address Mental Health

As employers its important to address workers’ mental health as much as their physical health and safety, sadly this is an often neglected issue in the construction industry. You can make a difference by identifying one or more of these

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CFMEU Program Addresses Worker Mental Health

Workers going through depression and anxiety have been offered a free helping hand from a new training package introduced by the CFMEU and developed by beyondblue. The ‘Mental Health in the Workplace’ toolbox talk training package includes a 90-minute session educating

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Australian Public Service Promotes Workplace Mental Health

The Australian Public Service (APS) has just released its new guide across the country which aims to promote mental health and wellbeing among employees. The guide is entitled “Working Together: Promoting mental health and wellbeing at work”. The new guide

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