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

2020

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

V Ross, N Caton, J Gullestrup, K Kõlves

Overview: General awareness training (GAT) is a one-hour session delivered to all construction workers on large to medium worksites, while MATES awareness training (MAT) maintains similar content but is of shorter duration and delivered informally to small workplaces. This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of the two programs using a before, after and follow-up design.

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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.

V Ross, R Wardhani, K Kolves

Overview: The current study aims to estimate the prevalence of Queensland apprentices who have experiencing bullying, as well as to obtain a snapshot of apprentices’ mental health and well-being, their perceptions of quality of supervision, suicide awareness and literacy, and experience of, and exposure to suicidal behaviours.

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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

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

V Ross, N Caton, J Gullestrup, K Kolves

Overview: 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.

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An evaluation of MATES in Construction Queensland Case Management

2019

A report conducted for MATES in Construction

C Doran, L Adams, C Meurk, L Wittenhagen, E Heffernan

Overview: Case management is a core component of MATES. The research team undertook a descriptive analysis of the Queensland MATES case management database and developed an exit survey to assess the benefits of case management for clients.

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An evaluation of the effectiveness of the MATES in Energy program

2019

Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

V Ross, N Caton

Overview: In order to ensure the MATES in Energy program had successfully transitioned from the construction to the energy sector, the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) was commissioned in 2019 by MATES in Construction to undertake an evaluation of the effectiveness of the MATES in Energy GAT training.

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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

2018

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

T King, P Batterham, H Lingard, J Gullestrup, C Lockwood, S Harvey, B Kelly, A LaMontagne and A Milner

Overview: Suicide is a leading cause of death among young men. Help-seeking is known to be poor among this group, and little is known about what interventions are most successful in improving suicide prevention literacy among young men. This research aims to examine: (1) age differences in beliefs related to suicide prevention literacy and attitudes to the workplace in addressing mental health among male construction workers; (2) age differences in response to a workplace suicide prevention program.

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

2018

International journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

T King, J Gullestrup, P Batterham, B Kelly, C Lockwood, H Lingard, S Harvey, A LaMontagne, A Milner

Overview: Suicide is a significant health problem that is known to disproportionately affect those employed in manual occupations, including construction workers and tradespeople. This paper sought to examine the effectiveness of the GAT program in shifting suicide beliefs.

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

2018

AISRAP

V Ross

Overview:

In 2017, AISRAP was commissioned by MATES in Construction to evaluate the MATES program. The evaluation was comprised of a mixed-method, two-phase design. Phase 1 was a qualitative focus group study to examine motivations, pathways and difficulties in help-seeking and help-offering from the perspectives of both MATES volunteers and clients. Informed by the findings of the first phase, Phase 2 then quantitatively analysed the effectiveness of the Mates in Construction training in a large sample of construction workers from smaller sites across regional and metropolitan Queensland.

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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

Ross J. Tynan, Carole James, Robyn Considine, Jaelea Skehan, Jorgen Gullestrup, Terry J. Lewin, John Wiggers & Brian J. Kelly International Journal of Mental Health Systems volume 12, Article number: 66 (2018)

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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

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

I Kinchin, C M Doran

Overview: Suicide and non-fatal suicide behavior (NFSB) are significant problems faced by most countries. The objective of this research is to quantify the economic cost of suicide and NFSB in the Australian workforce and to examine the potential impact of introducing a workplace suicide prevention intervention to reduce this burden.

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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

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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