Why Mates Exists

MATES was established in response to a major report on suicide (the ‘AISRAP Report’) within the Queensland Commercial Building and Construction Industry. This report found that suicide rates in the industry were higher than the Australian average for men, and that youth suicide within the industry could be as much as 2.38 times more common than among other young Australian men.

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The national reach of MATES' training

People General Awareness Trained (GAT)

People CONNECTOR Trained

People ASIST Trained

Cases Managed

THERE ARE OVER 500 MATES IN CONSTRUCTION SITES IN 5 STATES AROUND AUSTRALIA.

MATES in Construction has field officers and case managers available in Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia and is now in service in New Zealand. MATES in Mining and MATES in Energy can be accessed Australia-wide.

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