Canberra Contractors Tee-Off for Mental Health

28 Mar 22 Blog 5 min read

On Thursday 17 March 2022, AMA Projects hosted its 2021 Charity Golf Tournament, raising over $17,000  for leading suicide prevention organisation, The OzHelp Foundation (OzHelp). After needing to postpone the event in October 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions, AMA Projects was pleased to host 80 players at the Federal Golf Club, Red Hill, in a four-person Ambrose competition.

AMA Projects Company Director, Andrew Peereboom, said he was excited to be able to host this long-awaited event.

“It’s great to see so many of our trusted subcontractors and corporate partners get on board to support such an important cause. The work that OzHelp do directly affects all of us as employers and workers in the construction industry. This event officially closes out AMA Projects’ charity partnership with OzHelp for 2021 with a total of over $21,000 raised throughout several activities,”

“However, I am pleased to announce that we will be continuing this partnership for the remainder of 2022 with a number of exciting activities already planned for OzHelp nationally,”

Construction is one of the largest employer sectors throughout Australia, and one of the highest risk sectors for issues related to mental health. Workers in the construction industry are six times as likely to die by suicide than a workplace accident, and in the past 12 months, 21% of workers nationally have taken time off work due to mental-ill health.

CEO of OzHelp, Darren Black commented, “Initiatives such as the Charity Golf Tournament by AMA Projects and the ongoing partnership, assist OzHelp in providing lifesaving mental health and suicide prevention training, health screens, support and counselling services to Australia’s most at risk workers.”

“We would like to extend a big thank you to the AMA Projects team, sponsors, and participants of the Charity Golf Tournament. In an industry where mental health can be highly stigmatised, it is great to see so many people passionately supporting our cause.”

The charity partnership allows OzHelp to get more boots on the ground, right where the resources are needed the most, whilst also raising awareness of the risk of suicide and impact of mental health in the construction industry. AMA Projects has also pledged to promote the benefits of health and wellbeing in its workplace and encourage employees to look out for each other and access support if needed.

Congratulations to Proact Security for taking out first place, with BMAC Window Furnishings and Australian Smart Group placing second and third respectively. A very special thank you to the sponsors on the day: Australian Smart Group, BMAC Window Furnishings, Insideout Demolition, Next Electrical Technologies, Parliament Constructions, Power Plus Pty Ltd, Split Projects, Warringtonfire and Zenith Interiors, and to our major prize sponsor, Drummond Golf Fyshwick.

If this article has raised concerns for you, help is available. For free phone support or counselling, building and construction workers in the ACT can call OzHelp on1300 694 357 (Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm). 24/7 phone support can be accessed by calling Lifeline 13 11 14, MensLine Australia 1300 789 978, or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636.

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About AMA Projects: As a national leading provider of Construction and Project Management services, AMA Projects has been responsible for the delivery of over 400 projects, both domestically and internationally. We specialise in delivering projects in live operating and high security environments for private sector clients, education institutions and government departments.  We have gained a reputation for delivering high quality construction projects, based on our ability to understand our client’s objectives, and translating these into workable solutions.

Media enquiries: Alannah Andreini / 0402 434 547 /

About OzHelp: OzHelp is a not-for-profit, leading provider of workplace wellbeing programs specialising in mental health and suicide prevention. OzHelp’s evidence-based, proactive health and wellbeing programs are designed to assist employers to create mentally healthy workplaces by supporting individuals to achieve and maintain their best possible health and wellbeing.

Media enquiries: Georgina Beasley / 02 6251 4166  /