APPRENTICE REPORT CONSULTATION
In 2006 the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) produced a report highlighting that suicide was 2.38 times higher amongst young workers in the Queensland construction industry. This finding has been validated by research by Deakin University in 2016 and 2017.
MATES in Construction has provided life skills training to Queensland apprentices since 2008. In 2017 MATES in Construction was funded by Construction Skills Queensland to conduct a review of the Life Skills Toolbox to ensure it met the needs of Queensland apprentices.
MATES in Construction commissioned AISRAP to conduct a number of focus groups with apprentices to discover what they felt their needs were. The research overwhelmingly pointed to bullying, supervision, anxiety with changing workplaces and job security and feeling powerless as significant to the poor mental health of apprentices.
In 2018 MATES in Construction, with support from Construction Skills Queensland, the Office of Industrial Relations and the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, commissioned AISRAP to do a major study of mental health amongst Queensland apprentices.
The final report based on research of 1483 Queensland apprentices is now public. To view the full report please click below.
The report makes 8 clear recommendations for improvements. MATES in Construction would like your feedback on these recommendations. Please provide your feedback using the online form below or email directly to Jorgen Gullestrup – email@example.comView the full report here
Apprentice Report Feedback
Please complete this form to provide MATES with your feedback on the Apprentice Report Recommendations.