Mates in Construction: mental health in construction
Find out how the Mates in Construction program supports the mental health and wellbeing of construction workers.
- Workers and employers launched the Mates in Construction program to address the high rates of suicide among construction workers. This bipartisan approach was key to the program’s success.
- The program offers training to increase awareness about mental health and suicide, facilitates peer support networks and provides a 24/7 support line.
- Workers say they are now more likely to seek help if they are struggling.