The Martin Medal

A New Award for Young Queensland Construction Workers


In 2021, a new recognition called the Martin Medal will be awarded to a young QLD or NT construction worker(s) under the age of 25, who has done something extra ordinary in helping a Mate who is struggling or/and has helped created a mentally healthy workplace.

The Martin Medal is created by Professor Graham Martin OAM and his wife Mrs Jan Martin. Professor Martin has been been a warrior in suicide prevention in Australia for over 30 years. He was also an inaugural board member of MATES in Construction QLD/NT and helped guide the development of the MATES program.

This award is perpetual and may be awarded to more that one recipient in any given year. It is presented at a MATES event during Mental Health week. Generally this would be the MATES Charity Lunch.

If you would like to nominate an extraordinary young Queensland construction worker for the Martin Medal, please click on the red button above.