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Bluehats Suicide Prevention

Incolink’s Bluehats Suicide Prevention Programs helps workers who are doing it tough by providing someone to talk to on site.

Those working in the construction industry are over 50% more likely to take their own lives. Male construction workers aged 15-24 are more than twice as likely to take their own lives, compared with the general population. Suicide in our industry is a major issue which requires an industry-lead solution.

First launched in October 2018, Bluehats was designed by industry, for industry as a peer-to-peer support network providing education, training and support to workers on a site-by-site basis.

In 2021, we announced a refreshed Bluehats training model with the ability to deliver both on site and digitally.

As part of our refreshed Bluehats Program, we are also excited to announce critical new program partners, Worksafe Victoria and Cbus Super. The support of these partners ensures the Bluehats program has all the resources required to deliver a better program than ever before.

Bluehats Program

Bluehats is delivered on a site-by-site basis.

STEP 1: General Awareness Session

A one-hour mental health and suicide prevention General Awareness Session given to all workers. This can now be delivered on site or remotely.

STEP 2: Bluehats Training

Workers nominate to become a Bluehat for their site. Bluehats Training is delivered in 3 parts:

  • 15-30mins 1 on 1 induction session with Incolink counsellor.
  • 1 hr self-directed study of START program by LivingWorks.
  • 4hr Bluehats training session.

STEP 3: Bluehats Onsite

Bluehats are on site ready. Incolink facilitates the peer-to-peer network for Bluehats as part of their ongoing development and support.

Bring Bluehats to your site

To find out more and bring Bluehats to your site, use our online form or email bluehats@incolink.org.au.

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