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2018

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

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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2018

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

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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2018

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

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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2020

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

Victoria Ross, Neil Caton, Jorgen Gullestrup and Kairi Kõlves

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2018

Report on the Construction Industry Apprentices' Focus Groups

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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2020

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

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

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2019

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

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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2019

An evaluation of MATES in Construction Queensland Case Management

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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2019

An evaluation of the effectiveness of the MATES in Energy program

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2018

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

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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2018

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

Greg Shannon

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2017

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

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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