Mental health initiatives for the construction sector


To help combat the ongoing mental health crisis within the construction sector, MATES in Construction is setting up shop in the South Island, and a new Trust has been established in Taranaki, spring-boarding off the existing framework established for their farming industry. 

MATES in Construction 

Get the cheese rolls ready, your MATES are heading south. MATES in Construction have confirmed that they are setting up camp in both Christchurch and Dunedin. With the backing of the Ministry of Health’s Mental Wellbeing Innovation Fund, they are hoping to be all set up and ready to hit construction sites by the New Year. 

Read more about MATES in Construction setting up camp in Christchurch and Dunedin

Building Wellness Taranaki Trust 

The construction sector is losing one person a week to suicide on average and a group of industry leaders in Taranaki want to do something about it. Building Wellness Taranaki was created after it became apparent construction had superceded farming as having the highest suicide rate of any industry in New Zealand. 

Read the full article on Stuff
Visit the Building Wellness Taranaki website

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