BCI Central - The MATES Lunch 2022

The MATES Lunch 2022

Trigger Warning: This article, and pages it links to, contains information about suicide.

 

As an Affiliate Sponsor of The MATES Lunch 2022, BCI Central is proud to help advocate for better mental health in the mining and construction industries.

MATES in Construction is a charitable organisation working to reduce the high levels of suicide in the Australian construction industry. Their integrated industry intervention program raises awareness of suicide as a preventable problem, connects workers to the best available support, and partners with researchers to inform industry around best mental health practice.

The MATES Lunch saw the BCI Central Perth team and over 600 industry professionals gather in Perth, Western Australia to raise mental health awareness and funds for MATES in Construction.

Key speakers included Colin Emmott, Chairman of MATES in Construction WA; Hon. Bill Johnstone, MLA – Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Liam Cubbage, Chief Executive Officer of MATES in Construction WA; and Chris Lockwood, CEO of MATES in Construction Australia.

 

If you or anyone you know needs help, call the MATES Helpline on 1300 642 111, or find a helpline local to your country at https://findahelpline.com/i/iasp.