Thursday, 12th September 2019
As part of World Suicide Prevention Day, the SAS Group joined with our client MATES In Construction’s annual ‘Fly the Flag Day’ event at Parliament House in Canberra.
More than 500 construction, mining and energy sites around Australia participated in the campaign by ‘Flying the Flag’ to raise awareness in an industry a worker is six times more likely to be lost to suicide than a workplace accident.
More than 180,000 workers have participated in MATES’ program which trains and develops life-saving skills to help prevent suicide in the industry.
Around 40 MPs and Senators from across the political spectrum participated in ‘Fly the Flag Day’ at Parliament House, including Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Hon. Chris Bowen MP, Hon. Susan Ley MP and Hon. Catherine King MP.