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HIA Charitable Foundation

The HIA Charitable Foundation was introduced in 2012 to provide assistance to a wide range of initiatives across a broad spectrum of worthy causes. This philanthropic ideal is the cornerstone of the foundation. The Foundation has donated over $1 Million to charities providing much-needed funds for specific research into mesothelioma, and for shelter for the homeless and funding mental health improvement. (See Who We Support)

The Foundation (HIACF) is committed to tackling mental health in our industry. It is a nation-wide condition that affects one in four people in the residential construction industry: depression, anxiety and substance abuse. (See Who We Support).

Many of us have been confronted at some stage with a range of stresses that have threatened our mental health and wellbeing. And workers in the building industry are not immune. Ours can be a tough industry, with extreme highs and lows, so it is not surprising there is a high incidence of anxiety.

HIA’s highly successful apprentice mentoring program was a first step in actively acknowledging the challenges of the industry, and provided support to a large number of apprentices through what can be a difficult period of adjustment.

Now, HIACF aims to empower and support the wider network of members and their families who may be experiencing difficulties. We urge HIA members from all areas to take up this cause and help support colleagues in need.


HIA - Beyond Blue Mental Health in the Workplace

This webinar is designed to provide management strategies, resources and tools to help people to manage their mental health during this challenging time.

Running time: 59:40