The Buildcorp Foundation’s mission is to provide a common vehicle to maximise the collective, giving spirit of their team and business partners, to those initiatives and organisations dear to the Buildcorp community. Buildcorp Foundation has been supporting Lifeline since 2015.
According to the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, men aged 15 to 24 working in construction are twice as likely as other young males in the community to take their own lives. They're also six times more likely to die from suicide than from a workplace accident.
The Foundation has so far enabled the recruitment, training, and technology needed for additional telephone Crisis Supporters, helping Lifeline respond to the increasing number of requests for help received each day.
Most recently Buildcorp has joined a number of leading corporates to support the establishment and launch of a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week, bushfire crisis helpline to support the thousands of Australians affected by the 2020 Summer fires. The helpline is providing dedicated bushfire assistance through on-the-ground support teams and the provision of the new 13 HELP (13 43 57) phone line.