Mental health issues can affect everyone but especially our men working in trades

by | Oct 10, 2023 | News


Men are three times more likely than women to take their own lives. The suicide rate among young tradesmen is 3 higher than for other men. Construction workers are at least six times more likely to die by suicide than on workplace accidents. 190 construction workers die by suicide each year in Australia.**

Mental health in fact, is a serious issue globally and can have far reaching consequences for the person suffering, their families, friends, and colleagues. In today’s fast paced environment day-to-day demands on us to support our businesses and families, to meet customer demands, and manage timelines can place significant pressure on many of us.

Today (October 10) is World Mental Health Day raising awareness of mental health issues globally.  Recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) World Mental Health Day theme for 2023 is ‘Mental health is a universal human right”.

“Good mental health is vital to our overall health and well-being. Yet one in eight people globally are living with mental health conditions, which can impact their physical health, their well-being, how they connect with others, and their livelihoods. Mental health conditions are also affecting an increasing number of adolescents and young people.”

In September this year, Mental Health Australia released its annual findings on the mental health and wellbeing of Australians. The study found over half of those interviewed found the rising cost of living was having an impact on their mental health.

Australians’ overall mental health remained the same as the year prior with some increases in people feeling happier and more connected.

You can view the 2023 Report to the Nation – Infographic Summary to get more details on the study findings.

For Quoject, it is our ongoing mission to give back to the trade community through mentorship, education and support. Which is why days like today are a good reminder to all of us to consider the strategies that help us cope with the pressures placed on our lives by asking what could I be doing differently and who is out there to support me.


** Source:Mensline



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