The work of the suicide prevention charity, MATES in Construction WA, will be featured at at the Stop Male Suicide in WA seminar, to be held in Perth on Wednesday 19th October.
MIC is a charity established in 2008 to reduce the high level of suicide among Australian construction workers. Construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than an accident at work, with 190 Australians working in the construction industry taking their own lives every year.
Godfrey Baronie, the Chief Executive Office of MATES in Construction WA Ltd since 2013, will be speaking at the seminar that will bring together people who are committed to taking action to help Stop Male Suicide, which currently takes the lives of six men in Australia every day.
Godfrey has held senior engineering positions, in operations and on major construction sites in the Pilbara, Kimberley and Perth Metropolitan areas. He has worked in the Mining and Construction industries for many years. He returned to studies to gain Bachelor degrees in Counselling, Behavioural Science and his Masters.
He has worked in the NGO and corporate EAP sector as a Counsellor for many years. He visits FIFO Construction sites on a regular basis training and listening to the concerns of the workers. He has an intimate knowledge of the issues affecting workers and their families. Godfrey has current and wide lived experience in suicide and mental health issues with his work through interventions, counselling, and suicide awareness training.
If you want to help Stop Male Suicide in WA, find out more at the links below:
- To come and take part in the Stop Male Suicide in WA seminar click here
- To find out about the other speakers taking part in this seminar click here
- To find out more about the work of MATES in Construction WA click here
- To find out more about the Stop Male Suicide project, click here
- To find out more about the rate of male suicide in WA click here
- 10 facts about male suicide in WA, click here to find out more