Clough is pleased to renew its longstanding partnership with MATES in Construction (MATES) for the fourth consecutive year.

This renewal reaffirms our unwavering dedication to improving mental health outcomes and providing essential support to those in the construction industry and our communities.

Established in 2008, MATES is an industry-backed, research-based suicide prevention and support organisation for the construction industry. MATES provides suicide prevention through community development programs on-site and in offices, and by supporting workers through case management and a 24/7 helpline. 

MATES has engaged over 300,000 people with their General Awareness Training which aims to provide workers with practical guidance to assist those in need of support, and over 30,000 Connectors, who are trained to help keep someone safe in a crisis, while connecting them to professional help.

Industry research shows construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than an accident at work, and young people in the construction industry are more likely to take their lives than young people working in other industries. 

Clough has been a proud partner of MATES since 2020 and we are committed to being a part of the change that’s needed in the construction industry’s approach to mental health and suicide prevention, to make a difference in addressing these distressing realities.

Together, Clough and MATES have a shared commitment to support our people and our broader communities through the delivery of suicide prevention training. Improving mental health and well-being outcomes in the industry is a collective responsibility; everyone has the power to make a difference to someone in need. 

MATES serves the construction industry in Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as the energy industry in Queensland and New South Wales, and the Mining industry nationally. 

You can find out more and support MATES in Construction by visiting their website here.