Construction workers are more than twice as likely to suicide than other people in Australia and are six times more likely to die by suicide than through a workplace accident.
MATES in Construction, MATES in Mining and MATES in Energy have once again, teamed up with R U OK Day for Fly the Flag Day 2019.
On Thursday 12 September, construction, mining and energy sites around Australia will be Flying the Flag for suicide prevention and will be asking their mates R U OK?
Flying the MATES flag shows your support and raises awareness of suicide prevention in the industry. It is a display to the broader community that the construction, mining and energy industries are actively involved in the prevention of suicide.