When life comes unstuck, CCW has your back

When life comes unstuck, call CCW on 1800 211 470

It might be one of your kids is playing up, or your partner’s left, or you know you should quit the grog or drugs but you don’t know how. It might be as simple as not getting enough sleep, or as tough as seeing a mate get killed at work. Or maybe an injury or illness has knocked you off course.

Construction Charitable Works (CCW) provides expert confidential help with all of that, and more.

We make sure that you, your kids, your partner, in fact anyone in our ACT construction community, whether you’re working or not, gets looked after. You don’t have to be a union member, and it’s free.

All it takes is one phone call, and a CCW field officer will contact you to organize a time to meet in a safe environment to start helping you turn things around.

And don’t expect to see a bloke in a suit. We come off the job. We know our industry is hard, and we know it can be hard on workers and their families, because we’ve lived it too.

What we offer

CCW introduces you to the right experts to help get you back on track:

  • Drug and alcohol rehab and detox
  • Problem gambling
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Grief and loss
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Emergency accommodation


  • We fund Creative Safety Initiatives [CSI] to provide apprentice training in workplace health and safety, as part of their trade training programme at the Canberra Institute of Technology [CIT]. We know that the earlier our young people learn to make health and safety their number one priority, the more successful their work life will be.
  • We offer a program called ALERT, which reveals the warning signs of someone contemplating suicide, how to ask the right questions and offer the right suggestions.
  • We fund suicide awareness training for sporting clubs in their own clubrooms.
  • Impairment training raises awareness of issues that might increase exposure to risk while at work.


CCW is a CFMEU ACT charity. Our major sponsor is the Tradies Group of Clubs. The CFMEU EBA allows one dollar from each worker’s ACIRT [portable redundancy fund] to go to the charity for its ongoing work. Other funding comes from vending machines we place on worksites, we host a charity breakfast which is sponsored by supporters from across the ACT construction industry and the wider community. CCW receives no government funding.