Site Safe Releases New Mental Health First Aid in Construction Course
20 May 2021
Site Safe are proud to announce the launch of the long-awaited and much-needed Mental Health First Aid in Construction course.
The result of a partnership between Site Safe and St John, the course is bringing much needed support to the construction industry, flagged as a high-risk industry for mental wellbeing.
The course, which is the most recent addition to Site Safe’s suite of training products, is a one-day offering that will equip learners with the skills and knowledge to support their own mental health.
With a particular focus on the construction industry, attendees of the trials held in Auckland and Wellington found the information useful and said that there was a lot of value in the course.
Wayne, a construction worker who participated in the Auckland trial, said that he learned a lot in the subject of mental health that he did not have much knowledge of.
“It provided a lot more knowledge around how to identify and deal with persons in need of assistance.”
Courses are currently planned for Site Safe’s main centres in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Further expansion into the regions is planned subject to industry demand.
For more information and to book your seat on the Mental Health First Aid in Construction course, click here.
If you or someone you know needs support, or someone to talk to, try:
- 1737 – National Telehealth Service. Free call or text any time
- 0800 111 315 – MATES in Construction
- 0800 543 354 – Lifeline (0800 LIFELINE)
- 0800 376 633 – Youthline
- 0800 726 666 – Samaritans