Do you want to tell your story?

MATES in Construction is looking for people in the construction industry who want to share their story about suicide and mental health. You may have been doing it tough yourself, you may have lost a loved one, mate or colleague to suicide, you may have helped someone who was suicidal or you may just feel passionate about making a difference.

We are looking for a panel of 10-15 people from across Australia who would be willing to share their story at events, conferences, videos and/or media. All applications will be assessed by Suicide Prevention Australia. You will be offered training in public speaking, media and self-care; of course it will always be your choice whether you would like to speak in a particular forum or area. MATES in Construction will cover your travel and accommodation expenses if you have to travel for training which will be done over a weekend.

Basic Details

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Why would you like to join the speaker's panel?

Your availability – any request made by MATES in Construction regarding speaking opportunities will be at your discretion. We appreciate that this is an activity outside your work and that we will have to work around your availability. How do you best describe your availability – (for example: I work FIFO and am in XYZ town when off swing, I have a reasonable amount of flexibility in my work or I will only be available outside ordinary working hours):