TOOLBOX TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

Building Wellness Taranaki training provide construction workers, leaders, and businesses with the necessary knowledge, confidence, and practical skills to promote wellbeing in the workplace and throughout our communities. Ongoing support and check-ins are available.

Buddy Workshop Level 1

The Level 1 Buddy and Leading Wellbeing workshop is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and practical tools to foster a mentally healthy workplace.

The content of this workshop includes:

  • Learning to identify suicide risk, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
  • Developing skills to initiate conversations about mental health within work meetings.
  • Acquiring practical tools to effectively identify, communicate with, and support workers facing mental health challenges.
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of the factors that impact mental wellbeing in the workplace.
  • Enhancing confidence in addressing mental health concerns and empowering individuals to seek appropriate support.

3 hour workshop.

Resource book and pocket guide provided for each attendee.

Facilitator: Dr Andy Walmsley

Fri, 26 Jul 2024
8am – 11am
Plymouth International Hotel

Buddy Workshop Level 2

Level 2 Buddy Workshop takes a deeper dive into mental health by providing tools to improve help-seeking within the workplace.

Key areas covered are:

  • Knowledge and skills to respond to a worker who is experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Knowledge and skills to support workers who hold negative attitudes towards seeking help.
  • Conversations on how to encourage help-seeking within the workplace.
  • Increased knowledge on self-care.
  • How to motivate someone who is resistant to seek help.
  • Knowledge on supporting someone struggling with substance abuse (alcohol, cannabis, and methamphetamine).

3 hour workshop.

Resource book and pocket guide provided for each attendee.

Facilitator: Dr Andy Walmsley

Coming soon 
8am – 11am
Plymouth International Hotel

Private Workshop onsite

Talk to us about booking a private workshop for your team. 

These sessions can be held at your convenience, on-site or off-site. 

Resource book and pocket guide provided for each attendee.

Facilitator: Dr Andy Walmsley

Enquire about a private workshop 
Various available timings to suit
At a location of your choice

Leading Wellbeing Level 1

The Level 1 Buddy and Leading Wellbeing workshop is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and practical tools to foster a mentally healthy workplace.

The content of this workshop includes:

  • Learning to identify suicide risk, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
  • Developing skills to initiate conversations about mental health within work meetings.
  • Acquiring practical tools to effectively identify, communicate with, and support workers facing mental health challenges.
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of the factors that impact mental wellbeing in the workplace.
  • Enhancing confidence in addressing mental health concerns and empowering individuals to seek appropriate support.

3 hour workshop.

Resource book and pocket guide provided for each attendee.

Facilitator: Dr Andy Walmsley

Fri, 26 Jul 2024
8am – 11am
Plymouth International Hotel

Leading Wellbeing Level 2

Level 2 Leading Wellbeing Workshop delves deeper, equipping leaders to:

  • Promote a positive mental health culture by implementing strategies and techniques that prioritise mental wellbeing and foster a supportive work environment.
  • Respond effectively to crises by employing appropriate management techniques and providing immediate support and intervention.
  • Manage burnout among team members through identification, intervention, and prevention strategies, ensuring their overall wellbeing.
  • Emphasise self-care by exploring practices and strategies that enhance personal resilience and model healthy behaviors for the team.
  • Understand the impact of psychology and leadership styles on team dynamics and performance, facilitating effective leadership strategies.

3 hour workshop.

Resource book and pocket guide provided for each attendee.

Facilitator: Dr Andy Walmsley

Coming soon
8am – 11am
Plymouth International Hotel

Leading Wellbeing Level 3

Our most advance of the Leading Wellbeing and Buddies series delving into de-escalation techniques, safety planning ongoing risk monitoring and much more.

Suitable for those who have completed levels 1 & 2.

Advanced workshop covering:

  • De-escalation techniques
  • Safety planning
  • Ongoing risk monitoring
  • Effective communication
  • Building confidence in managing individuals at risk of suicide
  • Building Resilience Team
  • Training for champions to deliver a series of Toolboxes 

4 hour workshop.

Resource book and pocket guide provided for each attendee.

Facilitator: Dr Andy Walmsley

Coming soon
October Launch 
New Plymouth 

Sharpen your Tools | August

Peer Support Check-ins

A FREE informal gathering to support you with the know-how to support others. Come along and share how you have used your skills onsite. Reflect on how things are going, what worked well, share success & challenges and pick up new tools.

Thur, 28 Aug 2024

2.30pm-3.30pm

The Hub, Fitzroy 

Sharpen your Tools | October

Peer Support Check-ins

A FREE informal gathering to support you with the know-how to support others. Come along and share how you have used your skills onsite. Reflect on how things are going, what worked well, share success & challenges and pick up new tools.

Thur, 17 Oct 2024

2.30pm-3.30pm

The Hub, Fitzroy 

Induction Toolbox Talk

30-minute onsite Induction Toolbox covering: 

  • State of play – Introduction to Building Wellness Taranaki
  • Raise awareness about mental health in construction and how to notice signs of distress
  • Explore how to industry can take positive action and be a part of the solution
  • Learn more about local support services

30-minute onsite toolbox 
Private or open public session
North Taranaki, Central Taranaki,
South Taranaki