Touch Points: 7 October, 2021

Play to your strengths

Taking an inventory of your strongest skills and best personal attributes can provide a much-needed confidence boost when dealing with challenging circumstances. Reflect and draw upon the strengths that have helped you in the past.

If that proves difficult, talking it through with your partner, your boss, a trusted friend or a counsellor may help.

Resource highlights

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MATES: Supporting Men in the Construction Industry
The rate of suicide within the construction industry is around three times that of the general population in Australia. MATES is a national organisation working to close this gap by connecting men to workplace training, providing useful mental health information and encouraging men to seek support.   READ MORE…


Beyond Now
If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, grief or distress, a suicide safety plan could quite literally be lifesaving. Beyond Blue developed the Beyond Now app – available via the Apple Store, Google Play or online – to help people keep themselves safe any place, any time.

NB: This app is not intended as a replacement for professional mental health support. If you need immediate help or you feel you may be a risk to yourself or others, call 000.

Iris Foundation is dedicated to early intervention as a means to preventing poor mental health and suicide. If you or someone you know needs urgent assistance, please contact one of the services listed below. (Click on the images to access more information.)

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