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We offer organisations a number of tools and resources to help them improve the mental health of their workforce. All resources are available for download for you to utilise onsite and around the workplace.

MATES Virtual Mental health toolbox

Keep the conversation about mental health front of mind – run your own mental health toolboxes. We have created even more resources to help with this. Have a look at our own mental health toolbox video, where Slade will talk your workers through the slides, or you can download the PowerPoint if you would prefer to lead this yourself.

Download the complete induction resource pack “MATES Mental Health Toolbox” with 4 resources included (click image to download PDF).

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MATES Mental Health TOOLBOX items

mates invitations –

knowing how to spot the invitations

What are Invitations?

When your mate is struggling he may find it difficult to tell you what is going on. If you notice things have changed for them, don’t ignore it. This is an “invitation” or they are telling you in the best way they can that they need some help. 

These are not one-off incidences, but rather happening more often than usual. Take 10 seconds of courage to step into their space for 10 seconds and ask, “hey mate, are you OK?” Then listen to what they have to say.

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Do you see your mate
angry and agitated easily?

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Do you see your mate drinking
a lot more than usual?

MATES - Invitations - Isolating

Do you see your mate isolating himself
and not wanting to talk to people?

MATES - Invitations - Concentrating

Do you see your mate unable to
concentrate and drift off?

MATES - Invitations - Late

Do you see your mate showing up late
or even not making it to work at all?

Need posters for your site?

Download PDF posters that include a QR code that links directly to the videos above.

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MATES Reaction to COVID alert Anger
MATES Reaction to COVID alert Anger
MATES Reaction to COVID alert Anger
MATES Reaction to COVID alert Anger

taking care of yourself after losing your job

Dealing with losing your job – no matter how or why it happens – and unexpectedly having your income reduced can be challenging for many people. It can cause significant emotional distress and financial strain.

Below are some resources to help you work through some of these steps. It contains information on practical tips for looking after your mental health, where to seek financial assistance, and how you can go about finding another job.

Download these PDF resources by clicking the images.

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Taking care of yourself
after losing your job

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Going through organisational changes – for employers

MATES in Construction NZ | Mental health support in construction

taking care of yourself after
losing your job (brochure)

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