Vale Associate Professor Allison Milner, a champion of suicide prevention


We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Dr Allison Milner. The building and construction industry has lost a champion for mental health and suicide prevention.

Allison brought great warmth, energy and momentum to her work. Allison worked closely with Cbus to help us understand the extent of the issue of suicide amongst construction workers and we were fortunate beneficiaries of her fierce determination to understand the link between work and mental health.

In her role as National Academic Director at Mates in Construction, Allison sought to identify how well placed we are as a society for enabling suicide prevention and the key interventions necessary to support improved health outcomes for workers—especially young men working in construction. Her important work undoubtedly saved lives.

We are grateful for the significant contribution she made in advancing our understanding of the stressors that affect construction workers health. We hope her work will continue to guide industry, government and policy makers. Our fund is determined to support Allison’s legacy.

Allison approached her work with integrity and shared her insights with clarity and immense generosity of spirit. She will be greatly missed.  

Our thoughts and prayers are with Allison’s family, friends, colleagues and all those who were fortunate to know her.


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