‘Beyond Blue encourages people in the building industry to know the signs of mental health conditions, to be there for their colleagues and to seek support as early as possible,’ added Georgie Harman.
These alarming statistics mean that most people know someone who has been touched with mental health conditions. The HIA Charitable Foundation believes ‘mental health starts where we live, work and play,’ and as an industry can make a significant impact to address the problem and save lives.
Since its inception the HIA Charitable Foundation has donated more than $1 million, initially to research into asbestosis related diseases and for the past five years in support of Beyond Blue’s mental health initiatives.
Mental health professionals are available at the Beyond Blue Support Service via phone 24/7 on 1300 22 4636 or via www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support
for online chat (3PM - 12AM AEST) or email responses within 24 hours.