Almost half of all New Zealanders will experience mental distress or illness in their lifetime. Aurecon launched a mental health first aid plan in late 2020 to encourage those affected to speak up and foster workplace and community wellbeing.
We talk to health and safety advisor and 2020 Emerging Practitioner of the Year Gareth Beck about why employers should care about staff mental health and wellbeing.
The John Kirwan Foundation provides young people with the skills and knowledge to recognise and respond to mental health issues. It resonated with Calibre Group Executive General Manager Bruce Vincent, who supports the foundation and spoke to us about mental health in the sector.
Kathryn Musgrave was moving positively along her engineering pathway until she realised something wasn’t right. Kathryn talked to us about how she suffered burnout and the steps she took to return to positive mental health.