MATES releases new research
MATES Media Release – BRANZ STUDY REVEALS HIGHER RATES OF SUICIDE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT.
New University of Otago research commissioned by MATES in Construction NZ, has revealed that New Zealand’s construction workers are more than two times more likely to die by suicide than the rest of the workforce. This important research gives us a better idea of who is most vulnerable, experiencing situational distress and in need of support.
What this new research also shows is that we may have been undercounting the number of suicides in the industry by excluding occupational categories that actually belong in our industry. This information will help to offer more targeted support as we now have a more detailed picture of the scale and who is affected.
Read the full media release here, https://mates.net.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Mates-in-Construction-BRANZ-PR-_3.pdf
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