Mentor Mates

What is a Mentor Mate?

Building Wellness is creating a network of volunteer “Mentor Mates”. A Mentor Mate is professional person who is willing to share their skills and expertise with small business owners or self-employed people from the construction sector.

It is important that Mentor Mates have real life experience in the construction sector so that they understand the challenges being faced by the people we are helping.

The Role of a Mentor Mate

The role of a Mentor Mate is to provide peer-to-peer support to construction workers who reach out to Building Wellness Taranaki for help. The goal of the Mentor Mate programme is to help construction workers to reduce their work place pressures so that their mental wellbeing is protected, stress and anxiety are reduced.

How it works

Pick a mentor mate

Complete the contact form

Mentor will reach out

Meet our Mentor Mates

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Apply to be a Mentor Mate

The Role of a Mentor Mate

The role of a Mentor Mate is to provide peer-to-peer support to construction workers who reach out to Building Wellness Taranaki for help. The goal of the Mentor Mate programme is to help construction workers to reduce their work place pressures so that their mental wellbeing is protected, stress and anxiety are reduced.

As a Mentor Mate you will:

  • Be a relatable peer from the construction sector with relevant
  • Be empathetic and understanding
  • Provide professional business support and advice to people who are struggling with a particular aspect of running their construction business so that they can get back on track.

Whilst Mentor Mates may have to work with people who are in distress because of the situation they are in, Mentor Mates are not expected to be counsellors or therapists. If the person you are working with needs clinical mental health services then the Building Wellbeing Coordinator will step in to connect them to the services they need.

Training & Support

Building Wellness has a dedicated training programme to support Mentor Mates. This covers topics like how to talk to people in distress and how to keep yourself safe and self-care.

Building Wellness also provides professional indemnity insurance to protect our Mentor Mates when they are providing professional advice. The Building Wellness Coordinator will also be available to support and advise Mentor Mates.