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Date PostedDecember 7, 2017

Mental Health Problems Putting Tough Guys at Risk

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Construction workers have one of the highest suicide risks in Australia with statistics revealing that they are 70 per cent more likely to take their own lives than men in other industries.

The combination of work and personal pressures can often build up and become too much for a person to handle and in the male dominated culture of the construction industry this pressure is often bottled-up until it becomes too much to handle.

It’s not only important for employers to educate workers about dealing with stress and mental health but also educate workers about how to recognise the signs of a mentally ill or suicidal co-worker and how to respond.

 

 

Read more at http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/at-work/suicide-disaster-for-australias-most-loveable-tough-guys/news-story/e76bb1112d16409e95ae24b7cc72eddf

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter’s interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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