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June 15, 2022

simPRO Partners with MATES in Construction To Help Drive Awareness of Mental Health Across Australia’s Construction Industry

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The partnership is designed promote suicide awareness and prevention with the aim to help reduce the number of suicides in the construction industry

Brisbane Australia & Auckland, New Zealand– June 15, 2022 – simPRO, a leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for the trades industry, is proud to announce their philanthropic partnership with MATES in Construction, a suicide awareness, prevention and support program serving Australia’s and New Zealand’s construction industry.

According to MATES in Construction, Australia’s construction industry is losing one worker per week to suicide and construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than a workplace accident. By partnering with MATES, simPRO is emphasising the importance of mental health and suicide prevention in the construction industry while helping to reduce the stigma associated with seeking help. It is their goal, that by working with MATES in Construction, the number of lives lost to suicide each year in the construction industry is reduced.

This partnership recognizes simPRO’s commitment to support the mental health of the trade industries it serves. As the first field service software company to team up with MATES in Construction, simPRO’s staff in Australia and New Zealand will undergo “General Awareness” training by MATES in Construction. The first of a three-part training series, it is designed to help identify and respond to warning signs that a MATE in the construction industry may be at risk of suicide.

The training is part of an integrated industry intervention program offered by MATES in Construction that is designed to:

  • Raise awareness of suicide as a preventable problem.
  • Build stronger and more resilient workers.
  • Connect workers to the best available help and support.
  • Communicate best practices designed to boost mental health by partnering with leading researchers.

“The mental health of the trade industry is a cause that simPRO is fully behind,” said Sean Diljore, CEO of simPRO. “One of our guiding values is that “We Care” - not only for our employees but for our local communities and customers. If, through our training, we can help even one person in the industries we serve, our commitment to MATES in Construction will be worth it.”

simPRO will also be supporting MATES in Construction at industry events and participating during “Fly the Flag” day in September - a day set aside to celebrate what the construction industry is doing to create awareness of the importance of their workers’ mental health.

About simPRO

simPRO is a global SaaS business providing operations management solutions to trade and specialty contracting industries. With over 200,000 users in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, our verticals broadly include security professionals, plumbers, electricians, HVAC, solar, and data networking.

Led by CEO Sean Diljore and headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, simPRO’s cloud-based software is an end-to-end operation solution that streamlines field workflows to maximise workforces and enable business growth. simPRO has more than 7,000 clients and 450+ employees over five global offices. Want to learn more about simPRO? Visit our website.

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