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Is your workplace good to go?

Before starting work each day, you should ask yourself one simple question: ‘Are you good to go?’ Being good to go is not just about having the right tools, safety gear or feeling fit and healthy, it’s also about being in a good state of mind.

How are you feeling today? Are you tired, stressed or anxious? Are you feeling sad, low or depressed?  If the answer is yes, the chances are you’re not good to go.At The Apprenticeship Community, we want to make sure apprentices, trainees and their employers have the tools and support so that they can be mentally good to go. Which is why we’ve created the Good to Go Mental Health Awareness Initiative.

Training Course – General Awareness Training

Mental Health in Construction

In this free, face-to-face training, you’ll learn how to promote a healthier workplace for your staff, boosting retention, productivity and general wellbeing. Participants will find out how to spot people in the workplace who are experiencing mental health issues, and how to assist them to address these issues. The training is facilitated by our partners MATES in Construction and based on the philosophy that we should all look out for our mates in the workplace.

This training is tailored to employers and managers in the building and construction industry and for companies who service the construction industry.

It is a great introduction for employers and managers who want to learn about mental health awareness specific to their sector.

The Apprenticeship Community office is hosting free training sessions bi-monthly over the next six months. The sessions run for one hour, from 8.30am – 9.30am.

To find out about the next available session, or to register your place,

contact us on 08 6165 3362
or email

MATES in Construction Helpline

and Case Manager Service Flyer

For the Construction Industry and companies that service the construction industry.

A flyer that outlines the MATES in Construction Help Line and Case Manager Service that you can print and share with your employees. It is a great tool to show your employees that you care about their wellbeing.

The services outlined in this flyer have been designed specifically for people working in the construction industry.

Click here to download a copy of this flyer.

Employer Toolkit

Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace

This comprehensive PDF toolkit is designed to help employers and managers to better understand mental health and its impact on the workplace. Inside you’ll find important facts and information about mental health and practical steps that you can follow to make your workplace a supportive and positive environment for your employees.

Who is it for?

Click here to download the toolkit.

Important Facts about Mental Health
& the Workplace

Important Facts about Mental Health and the Workplace

Mental illness
is now the leading cause of sickness absence and long-term work incapacity in Australia.

One in six
working-age Australians are currently experiencing mental illness, most commonly depression and anxiety.

Mental health conditions
like depression and anxiety, are costing Australian businesses between $11 and $12 billion dollars each year through:

  • Staff being absent from work (sick days)
  • Reduced work performance and productivity (presenteeism – at work but not working well)
  • Increased staff turnover rates and associated recruitment and training costs
  • Compensation claims.
If you, or someone you know, is in need of immediate support, we encourage you
to take advantage of the following resources…
24/7 MATES in Construction Helpline – Building and Construction Industry

For immediate help and support for yourself, a family member or a colleague who is doing it tough.

Contact MIC’s 24/7
help & referral line 1300 642 111

If you are thinking about suicide or experiencing a personal crisis help is available.

No one needs to face their problems alone.  

Call Lifeline 24/7 on 13 11 14​

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