MATES in Construction
MATES in Construction is a charity established in 2008 to reduce the high level of suicide among Australian construction workers. It is owned and controlled by the Australian Building and Construction Industry.
The MATES in Construction program is based on the simple idea that “suicide is everyone’s business” and that if the building and construction industry in Australia is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of workers and to reduce suicide then it cannot be left to the mental health professionals, but rather everyone in the industry must play their part.
Mates in construction delivers a number of training programs on site. These programs are aimed at:
- Raising awareness about suicide in the workplace
- Making it easy to access help
- Ensuring that the help offered is practical, professional and appropriate
Hallett Concrete are participating in the MATES in construction training programs and has committed to proactively raising awareness and funding to extend this program across the building and construction industry in South Australia. You would be familiar with the distinctive red diamond pattern on Hallett Concrete agitators seen on hundreds of job sites around South Australia. What better way to raise awareness in our industry than to badge up a Hallett Concrete agitator trucks with the MATES in construction logos, slogans and contact information. Keep your eyes open for our first MIC Truck around Adelaide.