Checking in on Mental Health

Last week, we held a ‘Mental Health BBQ Check-In’ for our crew at our project site at Caboolture, QLD.

Facilitated by Tina Winchester (Mental Health Director – Mentally Well Workplaces) with the help of  Caleb Hall from Red Rock Recruitment, the event brought everyone together on site to talk about Mental Health and to be able to sit together and enjoy a snag.

Rork Project’s QLD GM, Matt Clayton, highlighted the importance of talking about mental health in the Construction industry.

“Sadly, the risk of suicide for construction workers is 53% higher than the risk for other employed men in Australia.”

“Across the country we lose a construction worker to suicide every second day – more than 190 per year. In Queensland alone, it is more than 45 per year,” he added.

At the Mental Health Workshop, they covered;

  • What is mental health? What’s this got to do with me?
  • Common mental illness – depression and anxiety – what are the signs & symptoms? How is Covid-19 affecting people’s mental health?
  • Suicide – myths & facts, how to support someone in crisis
  • If you’re concerned about someone – what to say, what not to say
  • Where to go for support – how EAP works, what support looks like and how to access it
  • Staying mentally well – protective factors

There are another 2 workshops planned through the Caboolture construction program

Red Rock Recruitment is a 100% Aboriginal owned and managed Recruitment, Contract Labour and Workforce Management company with a primary focus on sustainable Indigenous employment, however we welcome applicants from all backgrounds, cultures and ethnicity.

Red Rock proudly encourages inclusiveness and diversity in the workplace and actively supports the Federal Governments Veterans Employment program through Red Rocks Jobs for Veterans initiative.