Incolink Member Services works to provide extra programs that are designed specifically for the building and construction industry. These programs are sometimes in partnership with other health and wellbeing organisations and currently include:
Incolink Life Care Suicide Prevention Program
The Life Care program aims to prevent suicide; raising awareness of risk factors and promoting positive life skills amongst young people in the building and construction industry. Delivered by Apprentice Support Workers, who offer follow up support and counselling, the program is available in TAFE colleges throughout Victoria. The Life Care program is supported by Cbus and the Australian Government.
The Problem Gambling education sessions are delivered by Incolink Apprentice Support Workers to building and construction apprentices at Victorian TAFEs. The sessions discuss the signs of problem gambling and are designed to leave apprentices feeling more confident that they could ask for help if they think they or a mate might have an issue with gambling.
This program is supported by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF)
Contact+Connect - keeping out-of-work members in contact
This is a pilot program for Incolink in partnership with beyondblue and Deakin University who are researching the best way to communicate with out-of-work building and construction workers to help reduce the stigma of depression in our industry. Members who participate will be supported using digital communications while they look for work.
Go to the Contact+Connect website to participate or for more information on the project please call Lewis Burnside on (03) 9668 3061.