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2002

BERT formed the Suicide Prevention Research Project

2004

Australian Institute of Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) commence research into suicide in the Qld Construction industry

2006

AISRAP report handed down

2007

4 September BERT Suicide Prevention Project commenced 5 December Testing of Safetalk training

2008

6 January Community Consultation design the MATES in Construction program 7 March OzHelp Queensland Created 8 June MATES in Construction Pilot program commenced 9 October MATES in Construction Program launched at the Tennyson Tennis Centre construction project

2009

Commencement of MATES in Construction 1300 hotline (1300 642 111) February 1,000th person participating in General Awareness Training 11 September Business and Industry LIFE Award MATES in Construction revieve Qld Government Funding

2010

11 September Business and Industry LIFE Award 17 April MATES in Construction NQ

2011

March 10,000th person participating in General Awareness Training 10 September Business and Industry LIFE Award 22 July Change of name to MATES in Construction July 1,000th person to become a Connector October 1,000th person to get help through MATES in Construction

2012

14 October NSCA/GIO Workers Compensation National Safety Award of Excellence – Best Workplace Health and Wellbeing program 14 October NSCA/GIO Workers Compensation Award for Excellence in OHS & E 18 March MATES in Construction CQ 20 July MATES in Construction receive funding from the Commonwealth for national expansion 21 April MATES in Construction WA Ltd […]

2013

National Mens Forum Award(Best mental health and suicide prevention program) 25 October MATES in Construction Aust Created

2014

NSW Safety Award 26 February MATES in Construction Inaugural National Conference Brisbane Standby MATES created jointly with Standby Australia and United Synergies in WA March 50,000th person participating in General Awareness Training May 500th person to be ASIST trained 23 July Excellence in Suicide Prevention – Community Engagement LIFE Award September First MATES in Construction […]

2015

Steering committee for MATES in Mining commenced piloting the program 27 March MATES in Construction Second National Conference Sydney September Second MATES in Construction Kokoda Trek 10 September Fly The Flag for World Suicide Prevention Day

2016

MATES in Construction Reaches 100,000 people trained