Nationally there is a need for preventative mental health interventions that reach some of Australia’s most at-risk individuals for mental-ill health and suicide.
The statistics are startling. Suicide is a leading cause of death in Australia. On average 9 people a day take their own lives, 7 of whom are men. (ABS, Preliminary Data 2019). 1 in 5 Australians will experience a common mental health disorder each year, while almost half will experience mental ill health in their lifetime. (AIHW, 2019)
OzHelp’s suicide prevention initiatives rely heavily on fundraising and donations to further their work in areas where stigma is pervasive and access to remote or isolated workers is difficult.
OzHelp’s projects focus on male-dominated workforces where they deliver physical and mental health checks, and suicide prevention training. Priority industries are construction, transport, and farming and agriculture.
All donations contribute to ensuring OzHelp’s life-saving programs and support remain as a trusted presence within some of Australia’s most at-risk industries.
Learn more about OzHelp here: ozhelp.org.au
18 Feb 2021 - 18 Feb 2022
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