In Australia, more than 2,000 people die from suicide every year and more than three out of four suicides are men.The suicide rate for young workers in the Queensland construction industry is more than two times higher than the national average for men –  this means a construction worker is up to six times more likely to die from suicide than from an accident at work. To address this problem, Queensland’s construction industry workers established a charity, MATES in Construction. The organisation works to improve the mental health and wellbeing of workers through a range of different training programs and initiatives.

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