In Australia, suicide is now the number one killer of men under 44 years of age. Workers in construction and other trades—including welding—are even more at risk. Tradies are 70% more likely to commit suicide than their behind-the-desk counterparts.
We urge you to check on your colleagues. Ask your employees if they’re ok. Find out if your mates need a hand. We must work together to support one another, and to remove the stigma associated with mental health issues.
It’s OK not to be OK.
There are several organisations dedicated to helping Australians, and tradesmen, with mental ill health. If you, or someone you know, needs help, visit:
Resources for Australian Businesses
The Federal Government has a range of resources designed to help Australian businesses support employees and their mental health, including: