Mental Health activity for Apprentices

HALT delivers on-site health promotion/suicide prevention talks at sporting clubs, community groups, men’s sheds, construction sites and council depots. HALT staff are often talking to people who tell us, “No one comes out here to talk about mental health or suicide”.


Thu 23 May


SuniTAFE Mildura Campus Auditorium - 453 Benetook Ave, Mildura

HALT Breakfast for Trade Apprentices

These 1 to 1.5 hour talks with breakfast are designed to:

  • Reduce the shame and stigma associated with mental health concerns
  • Build participants’ capacity to identify risk factors of suicide
  • Provide practical tips on how to have tough conversations & use the word suicide safely
  • Educate and raise awareness about local and national services and suypport available
  • Promote the 5 ways to Wellbeing as an accessible and practical self-care framework

What to expect from a HALT talk?

  • The origins of HALT and why it exists
  • Personal story/lived experience
  • Myths and statistics about suicide 
  • Risk factors
  • How to have a tough conversation Destigmatising help seeking 
  • How and where to get help 
  • Looking after yourself
*Please note: Some content could be triggering

HALT is passionate about providing tradies with the tools to have tough conversations about mental health and to support their mates when they’re going through challenging times.

HALT is a registered Health Promotions charity with strong connections to trades and industry.

HALT stands for Hope Assistance Local Tradies and its vision is that every tradie in Australia knows how to look after their mental health and wellbeing.

Why does HALT exist?

Founded in 2013 after the suicide of a tradie in Castlemaine (VIC), HALT started as a grassroots community response to address what we soon realised was a much larger problem.
Our team have a lived experience of mental health and suicide.
HALT knows trade and blue-collar workers are overrepresented in suicide rates amongst an already overrepresented in suicide rates amongst an alreayd overrepresented cohort, being men. Suicide awareness charity Mates in Construction report losing 190 people to suicide in the construction industry every year.

HALT understands that for some men, the stigma and shame associated in seeking help can be crippling, especially for men typically capable of fixing stuff and making things better. 



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