Men’s Health Week was established in 2010 to raises awareness among Kiwi males about the need to take care of and responsibility for their own health.
Why we support Men's Health Week:
Registered Master Builders have been the longest and strongest supporters of Men’s Health Week in New Zealand.
Watch MHW Ambassador Mark Sainsbury speak to David Kelly, Chief Executive of Registered Master Builders who places the health and wellbeing of both Members and all construction sector workers right at the top of our priorities.
Every year, Men’s Health Week focuses on a specific male health issue. In 2019 the focus was mental health. Kevin Everett from the Auckland Branch of the Master Builders joined Mark Sainsbury to outline what Men’s Health Week is all about to Mel and Holly on The Café on Wednesday 12 June. Recent news that men in the construction industry have the highest rates for mental health issues of any industry in NZ was a major topic on the morning. It’s young guys and older guys alike who are having difficulties, and the industry needs to up its game.
Catch up with this interview here!
A huge thanks to our Members who as part of Men's Health Week led the building of a shed by a group of student/trainee builders at the NZMA Campus in Mt Wellington. The shed will now be auctioned on Trade Me and the funds raised will go to the Mike King's 'Key To Life Trust' who speak to groups and schools about suicide awareness and prevention.
Here's Mike King with Master Builders Jake Woods, Kevin Everett, and Finn Glengarry with Campus Manage Tony Atina. Master Builders Also helping the students this week were Master Builders Auckland Chairman Tony Pexton, Steve Kerr, Finn Glengarry and Karl Braithwaite.
The students loved the experience, bonded together as a team, started arriving for work early, listened and learned! A great experience and a real look at what their lives will be once established in the industry
Here are some easy things you can do to take control of your health:
Registered Master Builders is a proud sponsor of Men’s Health Week.
Complete the Men’s Health Week “What’s Your Score?” online health survey challenge. This survey is a simple health assessment that covers a number of health and lifestyle related questions – factors that can impact on your health
- Go to any Life or Unichem pharmacy in June to get a copy of men's Health Week brochure which has the health survey PLUS get your free Blackmores Health Check (which includes a blood pressure check) while you are there.