Bluehats Suicide Prevention
We at Incolink, are the people trusted by construction workers for 30 years to look after the health, wellbeing and entitlements of our members. Our latest initiative is Bluehats, a new suicide awareness and prevention program to provide support to construction workers in Victoria.
We know mental health and suicide is a huge issue in our communities and in our industry, unfortunately too many of us know someone who has been impacted by suicide. This is a tough industry and sometimes we can find things getting really tough. That is why Bluehats has been co-designed with the construction industry to help when you’re down or just need someone to talk to.
Incolink’s Bluehats Suicide Prevention Initiative will help workers who are doing it tough by providing someone to talk to onsite.
How to get involved
- Incolink employer members sign up to have the Bluehats program rolled out on their work site/s. Expressions of interest can be submitted below.
- 1 hour mental health and suicide General Awareness Sessions (G.A.S) will be provided to all workers on approved site/s. Maximum 40 workers per session to facilitate a higher level of understanding.
- After attending the G.A.S, workers become eligible to volunteer to attend further training to become a Bluehat. Bluehat volunteers will be given a full day of training at an external training facility.
- Incolink will continue to provide support and education around suicide prevention to all our Bluehats.
Remember Incolink’s counselling service is also available 24/7 to workers and their families, simply call 1300 000 129. You can talk to us.
If you're an Incolink Employer Member and interested in accessing Bluehats training for your work site, please fill out the form below.