Mental Health in Construction Strategy

Mental Health in Construction Strategy

CHASNZ has been working on a Mental Health in Construction Strategy. An initial workshop was held in Auckland on the 12th August with attendees from industry, the mental health sector and Government. There was wide agreement that a co-ordinated approach across our industry was needed to better understand the drivers of mental health for our people and to target the problems and opportunities that will have the most benefit.

As part of this work CHASNZ, with assistance from Dr. Kate Bryson and the Mental Health Foundation, has made available two new documents;

  • The first is a guide to Mental Health in Construction: Information for managers in the construction industry. A short document that talks about the why, what and how of mental health across the industry. This document can be shared across organisations to help support those who are supervising their teams better understand and help workers dealing with mental health issues.
  • Secondly, there is a simple pocket guide that all workers can carry with them to assist before, during and after a conversation about mental health occurs with a worker. The intent is to normalise these conversations and create better workplace supportive bonds. This guide is consistent and supported by the upcoming rollout of Mates in Construction, which will be established here in New Zealand, as of next month

You can view the Mental Health in Construction information for managers and the Pocket Guide on the CHASNZ resources webpage

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