Construction industry charity lunch in October to raise funds for workers’ mental health

Around 400 construction industry representatives from small and large organisations, government representatives, and other like-minded people will meet in the Annual MATES in Construction Charity Lunch in Queensland on Thursday 12 October, from 12pm to 2pm in Hillstone, St Lucia.

The not-for-profit organization hosts the event annually to celebrate industry achievements through the MATES program.

Every year, 190 Australian workers in the construction industry commit suicide. This means a construction worker dies due to suicide every second day. According to research, construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than a work-related incident (Read SafetyCulture’s report). Young workers are twice as likely as other young Australian men to take their own lives.

The 8th annual charity lunch helps raise funds for Mates’ work across Queensland construction sites. A supporter pack, including a table of 10, costs $ 3500 (excluding GST), while a table of 10 costs $ 2500 (excluding GST).

More information is available on www.matesinconstruction.org.au.

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