2 March, 2023
In the swing for mental health
CIVIL construction workers alongside key industry partners decided to put down their tools last Friday and pick up a golf club for Robinson Civil’s third annual Mental Health Golf Day.
The Robinson Civil Group Mental Health Day was held last Friday at the Mareeba Golf Club and brought together people from the civil construction industry who normally spend their workday building roads and operating large machinery.
The day’s aim was to create an environment for relaxation in an easy social setting where workers could play golf and connect with each other over the topic of mental health.
Robinson Civil Group CEO Caytlyn Mead developed the concept of a “whole of company event” to talk about mental health after seeing its impact within the industry.
“Poor mental health can show up as poor work attitude and or inconsistent performance,” she said.
“My concern is that this could quickly escalate to unemployment, break downs in the family unit and ultimately the worst-case scenario, suicide.
“Underlying issues of mental health do not need to go unaddressed nor ignored within the workplace.
“We want staff working across the civil construction industry to know there are resources available, and there are support systems in place for them.”
Last Wednesday Robinson Civil Group even had Paddy Bowes from Mates In Construction talk with the staff about mental health and suicide prevention.
A total of approximately 70 people attended the event and many industry partners came on board to support the event with their attendance and donations. A total of $ $3,527 was raised