Nick Thompson

Social worker improving mental health outcomes and well-being initiatives within the building and construction industry.

Nick is the Manager of Industry Engagement and Client Support with MATES in Construction Queensland and the Northern Territory. Established in 2007, MATES was recognised by the Word Health Organisation in 2021 as global best practice in workplace suicide prevention.

Since 2019, Nick has implemented the Blueprint for Better Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the building and construction industry. Working with large, medium and small construction companies, Nick has supported the development of initiatives that enhance workplace mental health and reduce suicide in the construction industry, via the five pillared Blueprint framework. Nick is the current Chair of the Domestic Violence Action Centre and as a Social Worker, has worked in the not-for-profit sector for the last fifteen years in a variety of client facing and leadership roles with a focus on consumers impacted by trauma.