Mates in Construction

Do you need someone to talk to?

The building and construction industry can be a transient, sometimes unstable and dangerous workplace, which can add extra pressure and stress to people’s lives. Research shows that every year 190 Australian construction workers take their own lives. Sadly, suicide has now become a part of the reality of working in this industry.

This is why it is important to know that there is help out there, and you are not alone. CSQ is a proud supporter of Mates in Construction (MIC) – a charity established to reduce the high level of suicide rates among construction workers in Australia.

MIC provides suicide prevention assistance through community development programs and support workers through case management and a 24/7 help line.

It can be difficult to discuss feelings and emotions with colleagues at work, especially in a male dominated industry and the nature of the work. If you are feeling like you have no one to talk to or are in need of some advice, MIC has an integrated program of training and support to ensure you are connected to the appropriate help, have access to onsite visits by field officers, and can call the hotline at any time.

If you need someone to talk to or would like to read more about how MIC can help, their National Helpline is 1300 642 111 and their website is