Ngā Uaratanga – Our values
Ngā Whainga – Outcomes
Short term outcomes:
Supporting construction workers, business owners and the self-employed
Supporting the highest risk groups with the sector
Changing the sector’s culture
Long term vision:
A caring and inclusive construction sector that safeguards the wellbeing of the whole person, not just the worker
Pou – Our Pillars
Building Wellness Taranaki has 5 strategic pou. These pou represent the key areas of the organisation
The Construction sector is infamous for its male dominated macho “take a concrete pill and harden up” culture. As a result, many construction workers suffer mental distress alone and don’t seek help. We support our people to share and talk about their problems and to actively seek the help they need.
When our people seek help they
are often let down by an overloaded health system that lacks the types of support that are relevant to the construction sector. We support our people to connect to the right help quickly.
Research shows that work place pressures are a major factor in about a third of construction worker suicides. Mental wellbeing is not a matter of luck but one of purposeful design. It requires a deliberate effort to control psychosocial risks and build in protective factors. We will work with the leaders and managers within the Taranaki construction sector to improve their capability to safeguard our people’s mental wellbeing.
Research shows that, for the self employed and construction business owners, workplace pressures are twice as likely to be a major factor in suicides. Clinical mental health services are not always appropriate so we will also provide “business first aid” support and mentoring.
Advocacy & Leadership
With a culture of toxic masculinity and a boom/bust cycle creating unsustainable pressure that drives businesses to the wall and threatens job security, major change to thesector is essential.We will act as leaders and role model a better way of conducting business.
Meet our trustees
Our board works together to create and develop a clear strategy for the Building Wellness. As leaders within the construction sector, our Trustees will “walk the talk” when it comes to following best practice within our own organisations.
Group Manager Planning & Infrastructure NPDC
Whitaker Civil Engineering
Building Wellness Taranaki wants to thank our sponsors for their support
“Building better wellbeing outcomes together”