MATES in Construction WA (MIC WA) is Australia’s leading industry suicide prevention and mental health and wellbeing organisation. MIC WA focusses on raising awareness, building capacity, providing help and contributing to the knowledge base by doing research. MIC WA offers an integrated program via General Awareness Training (GAT) and Connector courses. These provide workers with the tools to self-identify when they, their fellow workers or their families are doing it tough. The program embeds a “MATES helping MATES” peer support platform within the worksite. Workers doing it tough are supported by MIC WA’s Case Management team by assessing individual needs and connecting workers (and their families) to the right community supports and services, while continuing to keep in contact and facilitate the journey. MIC WA also has a 24/7 helpline 1300 642 111.
First Floor, Unit 39/82 Royal Street, EAST PERTH WA 6004
Raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing in the WA building and construction industry for workers and their families, offering case management support and 24/7 helpline 1300 642 111. Our services are free and confidential.
Raising Awareness, Developing Capacity Building, Providing Help, Research for the WA building and construction industry workers and their families.
Brian Seidler (Chair), Colin Emmott (Deputy Chair), Jorgen Gullestrup (CEO, QLD & NT & Secretary), Michael Harper, Wally Trohear, Dr Allison Milner, Frank O'Grady