Those who work in the building and construction industries know the mental health challenges they present, so when the holiday season rolls around and we put down tools, it should be a time to celebrate and relax. For many, that will not be a reality. For many, this is the toughest time of the year.
In the video below, SHAPE Australia presents some simple suggestions for those who find themselves struggling.
For anyone who needs more help, the MATES IN CONSTRUCTION helpline is available 24/7 throughout the holiday period. It is FREE for all construction, mining and energy workers and their immediate families.
Incolink's counselling service is also available 24/7 to construction workers and their families in Victoria.