As builders and tradies, it’s crucial to prioritise our mental health and support one another in our industry.
The statistics reveal the challenges many face in the construction industry, but we can make a positive change by fostering a culture of open communication and promoting self-care. Remember if you ever need it or know someone who does, organisations such as Mates in Construction, Beyond Blue, Lifeline Australia, and RUOK? are ready to help. By implementing the ten practical ways to nurture your mental well-being, you’re prioritising your own mental health and that of your team. Let’s create a supportive and understanding environment where being silent is no longer seen as a strength and seeking help is celebrated as courage. Take care, reach out, and remember: It’s okay not to be okay.
*Construction News: “Construction industry suicides twice the national average” – September 2021