Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

We have now commenced with Mental Health Awareness Week which will run up to Sunday 19th May 2024.

Both Mental Health First Aid, together with Mental Health Awareness, is essential in the workplace for giving employees the relevant knowledge, guidance and support if they, or someone they know, are struggling with mental health.

During this week through Dunedin Construction Training Group, we arranged for a further 2 tradespeople to attend St Andrews First Aid for the 1 day First Aid for Mental Health course. This course expands on the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and covers ways in which a positive mental health culture can be supported within a workplace, covering a range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects including:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and learning how to start a conversation about mental health
  • Stress
  • Mental health conditions
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

For more information on their training courses, please visit their website:

Furthermore, we are pleased that all members of staff previously grasped the opportunity to undertake an online Mental Health Awareness course. The short course explained the difference between mental health and mental illness. It covered the symptoms of a number of the most common mental illnesses so they will know what to look out for or what to expect if they are working with someone with one of these conditions. As well as providing some practical advice on how you can work effectively with those affected by these conditions. Should you wish more information on this course for you or your employees, please visit:

As well as having an existing Mental Health First Aid Workplace Policy in place, we also now have a total of 10 First Aiders for Mental Health ranging from office based staff to site operatives and senior management.

The company will continue to support all our employees and focus on the importance of mental health in the workplace. Through doing this, we hope to reduce the stigma around mental health and promote it in a more positive light.