21%

21% of workers in the construction industry were shown to have had a mental health condition.

 

2x

Construction workers are more than twice as likely to suicide as other people in Australia.

 
 

6x

Construction workers are six times more likely to die by suicide than through a workplace accident.

 
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The 3AM Project has been designed to tackle suicide, depression and anxiety in the construction industry.

The statistics across the country for depression, suicide and mental health are alarmingly high, however the construction industry is even higher and is one of the worst in the country. We want to do something about it.

 

The Program

SEE Business Solutions has created this program – the 3am Project – to help create awareness, provide support and improve personal well-being in the construction industry.

The name derived from noticing the number of builders up at 3am with anxiety worrying about their projects, cashflow and overall business operation. When we started researching this serious issue, we discovered that across the country we loose a construction worker to suicide every second day- that’s more than 190 people per year. This is someone’s partner, father, son, brother, sister or mother and a scarily high statistic.

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With these facts in mind and the stigma in the industry around men reaching out and seeking help, it becomes increasingly important to tackle this problem head on. Most people that speak out and receive treatment recover completely or learn how to manage their well-being, but many men miss out on this life-saving support. The goal of the 3AM project is to change the culture and provide better support for people in the construction industry so we can help change these statistics.

 

The goal of the 3AM project is to change the culture and provide better support for people in the construction industry so we can help change these statistics.


 

What our Events support

  • Promoting mental well-being across the construction industry.

  • Raise mental well-being awareness among the construction industry.

  • Provide resources, education and funding to people that are struggling with depression, anxiety and suicide.

  • Support businesses in creating mentally healthier workplaces through events, resources and funding.
     

 

Anxiety & Depression Checklist

Use this simple checklist from Beyond Blue to check your levels of anxiety, stress or sadness during the past four weeks.

beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/anxiety-and-depression-checklist

 

Every two days in Australia, a construction worker takes his own life and suicide kills more men than workplace & road accident combined.

Mates in Construction / Read Full Article

 

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Across Australia and all time periods, construction workers have suicide rates 84% higher than non-construction workers.

Suicide in the Construction Industry / Read Full Article 

 
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Get Involved

100% of all donations to the 3am Project support builders in crisis.

 

Contact us

Contact us to get involved.