Training and Events

Building Wellness runs training and events to raise awareness around mental health, suicide prevention, and offers a platform for community best practice to promote wellbeing in our region, and the construction sector. 

A dedicated three level training programme aims to support Buddies, Mentors, and Leaders, and equip them with knowledge and practical skills to support wellbeing in the workplace. Check out our upcoming training and events. 

BUDDY WORKSHOP LEVEL 1

Level 1 workshop equips buddies with the knowledge and skills to support mental health within the workplace. By attending this workshop, you will learn how to identify people at risk of suicide, gain increased knowledge of depression and anxiety, and learn practical tips for starting conversations about mental health and help-seeking.

Resource book and pocket guide provided for each workshop.

3 hours per workshop                     

Free for members (non-members $140+GST p/person)

Limit to 20 persons per workshop     

Facilitator: Dr Andy Walmsley 

THUR 12 MAY

8:00am to 11:00am

Plymouth International

THUR 19 MAY

8:00am to 11:00am

Plymouth International

THUR 16 JUNE

8:00am to 11:00am

Plymouth International

THUR 23 JUNE

8:00am to 11:00am

Plymouth International

Want to run this workshop onsite? Enquire about running this training onsite.

None of these dates work for you? Please suggest another date/time. 

WELLBEING LEADERSHIP LEVEL 1

Level 1 Wellbeing Leadership workshop provides leaders with the knowledge and tools to have conversations about mental health within the workplace. You will gain an understanding of mental health and the key factors that can affect wellbeing, gain knowledge around suicide prevention, and engage in practical exercises to improve leader’s confidence in discussing mental health during work meetings. This workshop will help you to develop skills to empower someone to access support. 

Resource book and pocket guide provided for each workshop.

3 hours per workshop                    

$150+GST p/person                   

Limit to 20 persons per workshop

Facilitator: Dr Andy Walmsley

THUR 12 MAY

1:00pm to 4.00pm

Plymouth International

THUR 19 MAY

1:00pm to 4.00pm

Plymouth International

THUR 26 MAY

1:00pm to 4.00pm

Plymouth International

THUR 16 JUNE

1:00pm to 4.00pm

Plymouth International

Want to run this workshop onsite? Enquire about running this training onsite.

None of these dates work for you? Please suggest another date/time. 

MEET YOUR FACILITATOR

Dr Andy Walmsley is a Clinical Psychologist working in New Plymouth. His previous research has focused on suicide prevention among construction workers.

His PhD explored help-seeking attitudes and behaviours among men within the New Zealand construction industry. He chose his PhD topic in order to offer practical help to address the high rates of suicide within the sector.  

For more information on Dr Andy Walmsley please visit – Andy Walmsley | Andy Walmsley Tools for your Mind | New Plymouth 

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