We would like to thank the MATES in Construction team for providing us with General Awareness Training at both our Warana and Chinchilla offices. MATES IC is focussed on reducing suicide rates in the construction industry by providing workers with tools to be able to recognise when their colleagues are struggling. The statistics speak for themselves with suicide rates in the Australian construction industry being 71% higher than suicide rates amongst other employed men in Australia, suggesting an occupational link. Erin and Caine ran the meeting, teaching us how to build better mental health and support networks in the workplace.
To show our appreciation of the work they do DSQ handed over a donation of $1000 to help fund their program. We would thoroughly recommend other organisations contact MATES IC to implement their training.