Liberty Industrial fly the flag for mates on RU OK? Day
Liberty Industrial’s project teams raise a flag for suicide prevention and ask each other RU OK?
Thursday 13 September – Liberty Industrial project sites across Australia held ‘Fly the Flag’ events in support of Mates in Construction and RU OK? Day.
Liberty Industrial’s project sites hosted barbecues and raised Mates in Construction flags in support for suicide prevention in the construction industry. Each site also conducted an RU OK? Toolbox Talk.
R U OK? Day is a national day of action dedicated to reminding people to check in with their loved ones, friends and work colleagues to talk about their mental health. Fly the Flag is an initiative to raise awareness of the prevalence of suicide in the construction industry, organised by Mates in Construction.
Mates in Construction is a charity established to reduce the high level of suicide among Australian construction workers. They provide valuable support to those working in the construction industry to connect and protect people from suicide.
Liberty Industrial’s General Manager, David Wood, said “Liberty Industrial’s has a culture of mateship and we look out for one another.”
“We are flying the flag today, because our workers need to hear the message that it’s ok to look after your mental health and wellbeing and to talk to each other about it.”
“It’s fantastic to see Liberty Industrial’s leadership and site teams playing a proactive role in supporting this cause”.
Liberty Industrial made a charitable donation of $5000 to Mates in Construction in conjunction with the event. The funds will assist Mates in Construction to continue their important work in addressing issues of mental health and suicide in the construction, mining and energy industries.
Liberty Industrial will be working with Mates in Construction over the coming months to roll out their integrated suicide awareness and prevention training and support program across all of our project sites.