Construction workers in Australia are six times more likely to die by suicide than in an accident at work, and suicide rates in the construction industry are 80 per cent higher than in the general working age population.*
These disturbing statistics of suicide in our industry reinforce the need to acknowledge and address a serious problem.
Dahlsens cares deeply for the health and wellbeing of our customers and team members, understanding that even outside this climate of frantic building activity, the pressures faced in our industry can be intense.
Fortunately, society is now openly talking about mental health, so we can start conversations, acknowledge when things don’t feel right, and ask for help.
At Dahlsens, we have very much brought mental wellbeing to the surface, encouraging our people to be self-aware and to regularly check in with each other. We talk about:
- Eating well
- Getting plenty of sleep
- Exercising regularly
- Doing activities we enjoy
- Spending time with family and friends
- Taking time to relax
- Talking about how we feel
We invite you to join us at a live webinar
We’ve partnered with The Resilience Project, which teaches positive mental health strategies to help people become happier and more fulfilled. Facilitator Martin Heppell – a lively, positive and deeply passionate presenter – will share personal, often humorous and highly relatable stories, that position mental health as an important part of life.
You’ll learn about The Resilience Project’s focus on three key pillars for finding happiness:
- Gratitude: Paying attention to the things and moments we have right now, and not worrying about what we don’t have
- Empathy: Being kind, and putting ourselves in the shoes of others to feel what they feel
- Mindfulness: Being present in the moment and creating a feeling of calm. Slowing down and concentrating on one thing at a time
Click here to register for yourself and any of your team to join us at the upcoming webinar:
‘Finding happiness through gratitude, empathy and mindfulness’ facilitated by The Resilience Project
Friday 16 July 2021, at 12.30pm
*Research Paper: Suicide in the Construction Industry: 2001 – 2018 Volume IV: July, 2020 (For more information refer to: mates.org.au/construction/research