Mental Wellbeing

Mental health issues affect one in four New Zealanders and research from Australia indicates construction workers are six times more likely to die by suicide than in a workplace accident.

We, as an industry, need to do something about this by looking after ourselves and our workmates.

Along with setting up an 0800 number for members and their staff to call when they're feeling the pressure, we will highlight resources on this webpage.

Stay posted for news here.

Latest News

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.

Here are some easy things you can do to take control of your health:
  • 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.

Registered Master Builders is a proud sponsor of Men’s Health Week.

More Mental Wellness News

RMB have been the longest and strongest supporters of Men’s Health Week in New Zealand. Find out why!
After his brother and partner in the family construction business died by suspected suicide, Chris Hughes wasn't sure what to tell his staff. Should he tell them the truth or should the family keep the circumstances of Jonny Hughes' death on New Y
Ethan Stanbury had worked himself into the ground, and struggled to see a way out. But, like many men in his position, he didn't open up about how he was feeling.
Master Builders invites you to take part in this survey as part of Massey Universities research programme into mental health in our industry.
...Put all this together and we have to conclude that the old kiwi attitude of ‘taking a concrete pill and hardening up’ is killing us - quite literally. Because we typically don’t talk about it, we don’t own up to depression or anxiety or stress.
Psychological First Aid and its relevance to the construction industry.
Wairarapa's Registered Master Builders branch is taking a lead trying to help contractors cope with the mental pressure created by the region's building boom. A study by the Building Research Association last year found 6.9 per cent of overall sui
A construction industry safety organisation has received funding to study why the suicide rate and mental health issues are so high in the sector.
An 0800 number for members and their staff to call for free counselling
Each day in Australia, six men take their own life. Suicide is the leading cause of death for men aged between 15 and 44. To put that into perspective, 3,128 people took their own life last year, and 75 per cent of them were men. These heartbreaking