Site Staff Learn About Mental Health with Mates in Construction

ADCO staff and subbies have joined in the conversation about mental health, suicide and initiatives to assist colleagues who are struggling.

ADCO warmly thanks MATES in Construction (MiC) educator Heather Drew for joining us at our Holiday Inn Express site at Mascot, and for sharing ways to discuss and address these important issues.

With today being R U OK? Day it was a timely occasion to explore and reinforce ways to keep the conversation of mental health going, while sharing a BBQ together.

According to MiC, 190 construction industry workers take their own lives every year — that’s one worker every second day. Workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than an accident at work. For young male workers, they are well over two times more likely to take their own lives than other young Australian men.