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A Longitudinal Assessment of Two Suicide Prevention Training Programs for the Construction Industry

2020

Victoria Ross, Neil Caton, Jorgen Gullestrup and Kairi Kõlves

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The Impact of Workplace Bullying on Mental Health and Suicidality in Queensland Construction Industry Apprentices.

2020

Report by the Australian Institute for Suicide Prevention (AISRAP), Griffith University for MATES in Construction.

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Article: Understanding the Barriers and Pathways to Male Help-Seeking and Help-Offering: A Mixed Methods Study of the Impact of the Mates in Construction Program

2019

The Mates in Construction (MATES) program was developed to address the issue of high suicide rates among males in the Australian construction industry. The program delivers early intervention training and support to construction workers. This mixed-methods study aimed to (1) examine the effectiveness of training for MATES connectors and (2) examine the barriers, motivations and pathways to help-seeking and help-offering for both MATES connectors and clients. A total of 104 volunteers completed a short survey before and after connector training sessions. Quantitative data analysis showed significant increases in connectors’ self-reported suicide awareness, and willingness to offer help to workmates and seek help themselves. For the qualitative component, 27 connectors and clients participated in focus groups and individual interviews. Thematic analysis identified six themes from the connectors’ data: awareness, skills and confidence; removing stigma; making a difference; simplicity of the model; understanding the industry; and visibility, camaraderie and passion. For clients, three key themes emerged: barriers and pathways to help-seeking; speaking the same language; and flow-on effects. The results provide evidence for the effectiveness of connector training and indicate that MATES’s peer support model is enabling workers to overcome traditional barriers and attitudes to seeking and offering help.

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An evaluation of MATES in Construction Queensland Case Management

2019

MATES in Construction (MATES) is a multimodal workplace suicide prevention and early intervention program, developed in Australia. Case management is a core component of MATES. Qualified case managers work with individuals to develop a plan to address their issues; connect them with appropriate health or social care services; follow-up to ensure that they are receiving the help that meets their needs; and provide advocacy with respect to receiving services, if required.

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An evaluation of the effectiveness of the MATES in Energy program

2019

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Are Young Men Getting the Message? Age Differences in Suicide Prevention Literacy among Male Construction Workers

2018

Tania L. King, Philip J. Batterham, Helen Lingard, Jorgen Gullestrup, Chris Lockwood, Samuel B. Harvey, Brian Kelly, Anthony D. LaMontagne and Alison Milner

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Shifting Beliefs about Suicide: Pre-Post Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Program for Workers in the Construction Industry

2018

Tania L. King, Jorgen Gullestrup, Philip J. Batterham, Brian Kelly, Chris Lockwood, Helen Lingard, Samuel B. Harvey, Anthony D. LaMontagne and Allison Milner

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An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Mates in Construction program: Results of a mixed-method, two phase study

2018

Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention National Centre of Excellence in Suicide Prevention, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention, Griffith University

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Report on the Construction Industry Apprentices' Focus Groups

2018

Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention Griffith University

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Feasibility and acceptability of strategies to address mental health and mental ill-health in the Australian coal mining industry

2018

An evaluation of the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of implementing a peer-based, multi-component mental health program in the Australian coal mining industry.

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A History Of Mates In Construction Queensland (2008 - 2018)

2018

Greg Shannon

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A Qualitative Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of The Mates In Construction Program

2017

Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention Centre of Excellence in Suicide Prevention Health Organization Collaborating Centre Research and Training in Suicide Prevention Griffith University

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Male Suicide Among Construction Workers In Australia

2017

Alison Milner, Humaira Maheen, Dianne Currier, Anthony D Lamontagne,

The University of Melbourne, Deakin University,

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2017

Alison Milner, Humaira Maheen, Dianne Currier, Anthony D Lamontagne,

The University of Melbourne, Deakin University,

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A Mixed-method Study Of Gat And Connector Training In The South Australian Construction Industry

2017

Dr Monika Ferguson, Ms Heather Eaton and Professor Nicholas Procter
Mental Health and Substance Use Research Group
School of Nursing and Midwifery
University of South Australia

In consultation with:
Michelle Caston
Chief Executive Officer – South Australia
MATES in Construction

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Mental Health In The Construction Industry

2017

Dr Allison Milner, Dr Phillip Law

University of Melbourne

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The Economic Cost Of Suicide And Non-fatal Suicide Behaviour In The Australian Workforce And The Potential Impact Of A Workplace Suicide Prevention Strategy

2017

Irina Kinchin, Christopher M Doran

Central Queensland University

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Saving Lives In The Construction Industry

2016

Theresa Grealy

MATES in Construction

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2016 Fly The Flag Evaluation

2016

Sarah Collimore

Australian Catholic University

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Mates In Construction Suicide Prevention Program: 5 Year Review

2016

Graham Martin, Sarah Swannel; Alison Milner; Jorgen Gullestrup

University of Queensland, Deakin University, MATES in Construction

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Suicide In The Construction Industry

2016

Allison Milner

Deakin University

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The Economic Impact Of Having Suicide Prevention Strategy In NSW Construction Industry

2016

Christopher M Doran, Rod Ling, Jorgen Gullestrup, Sarah Swannell, Allison Milner

Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, MATES in Construction, Mater Hill Services, McCaughey VicHelp Centre, University of Melbourne

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The Economic Cost Of Suicide And Suicide Behaviour In Australian Construction Industry By State And Territory

2015

Christopher M Doran, Rod Ling

Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle

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2015

Christopher M Doran, Rod Ling

Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle

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The Economic Cost Of Suicide And Suicide Behaviour In The Australian Capital Territory Construction Industry copy

2015

Christopher M Doran, Rod Ling

Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle

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The Economic Cost Of Suicide And Suicide Behaviour In The New South Wales Construction Industry copy copy

2015

Christopher M Doran, Rod Ling

Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle

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The Economic Cost Of Suicide And Suicide Behaviour In The Northern Territory Construction Industry copy

2015

Christopher M Doran, Rod Ling

Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle

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The Economic Cost Of Suicide And Suicide Behaviour In Queensland Construction Industry copy

2015

Christopher M Doran, Rod Ling

Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle

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The Economic Cost Of Suicide And Suicide Behaviour In South Australian Construction Industry copy

2015

Christopher M Doran, Rod Ling

Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle

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The Economic Cost Of Suicide And Suicide Behaviour In Tasmanian Construction Industry copy

2015

Christopher M Doran, Rod Ling

Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle

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The Economic Cost Of Suicide And Suicide Behaviour In Victorian Construction Industry copy

2015

Christopher M Doran, Rod Ling

Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle

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NSW Health Economic Report

2014

Christopher M Doran, Rod Ling

Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle

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Suicide By Occupation: Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis

2013

Allison Milner, Matthew J. Spittal, Jane Pirkis, Anthony D. LaMontagne

The British Journal of Psychiatry

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ASIST Worker Survey Report

2013

Dr Cate Banks

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Edith Cowan University Life Suicide Prevention Strategy

2012

Sellenger Centre for Research in Law, Justice and Social Change

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Development Of A Life Skills Program For Construction Apprentices

2012

Dr John Barletta, Vince Dundas

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Mates In Construction Program Evaluation

2012

Footprints Market Research

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Course In Life Skills - Pilot Project Evaluation

2011

Chris Kent

ArkAeon

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Impact Of Multimodal Community-based Program For Suicide Prevention

2011

Jorgen Gullestrup, Belinda Lequertier, Graham Martin,

MATES in Construction, Centre for Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, The University of Queensland

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An Examination Of Fatigue In The Construction Industry

2010

Dr Elizabeth V. Hobman, Assoc Prof. Nerina L. Jimmieson, Kyla McDonald

Centre for Organisational Psychology, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland

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Advanced Health Assessment Report

2009

Jen-Kui Maxwell

Corporate Bodies International

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Suicide In The Construction Industry: Investigation of Deaths Among CBUS Members

2008

Dr Allison Milner, Heather Niven and Irina Tchernitskaia

The University of Melbourne

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Correlates Of Suicide In Building Industry Workers, Archives Of Suicide Research

2007

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AISRAP Report

2006

Australian Institute of Suicide Research and Prevention

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