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Belmont Private Hospital Supports Tradies Health Month

We know COVID-19 has introduced tough times for the tradie community, with over 25.1% of construction workers having experienced a mental illness over the last 12 months.

This week in recognition of National Tradies Health Month we hosted on onsite community BBQ for the St Hilliers Tradies currently working on our $21m hospital redevelopment project.

National Tradies Health Month, held throughout the month of August provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the mental health and injury risks affecting those who work in trade occupations - among tradies themselves, their families, employers and the wider community.

The St Hilliers tradies were welcomed onsite where they were invited to socialise, take a moment to reflect, enjoy a bite to eat and learn more about the importance of mental health and injury prevention in the construction industry.

Belmont Private Hospital CEO/DCS, Mary Williams expressed words of gratitude for the team whilst addressing the importance of raising awareness and reducing the stigma that surrounds mental health among the tradies community.

A big thank you to the St Hilliers team for their ongoing support and their efforts in raising much needed awareness for the mental health of individuals working in trade occupations.

Tradies will fix most things but not always themselves. If you, or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, it’s importance to speak out and seek help. Know that there are support services available to help you through these difficult times.

We have a range of accessible mental health treatment options to suit your individualised needs.

View our specialties pages to learn more.

Click here to find out more about our $21m hospital redevelopment.