Solid Ground

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COUNSELLING SERVICES

The Du Val Foundation is partnering with iConnect to launch a programme of support for construction workers working on Du Val sites, that recognises their unique challenges.

GROUP SESSIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

The service provided will incorporate monthly group sessions, along with individual one on one counselling sessions if needed.

Construction Site

Supporting our
Construction
Workers’
Mental Health

The Construction Industry has one of the highest rates of suicides in New Zealand

 

Mental health issues and suicides hugely impact the construction sector, and it is urgent that we take action.

Behind the dire statistics are lives. Lives lost, whānau, families and communities destroyed, and children devastated. We all have a responsibility to act and do something meaningful to help support men’s mental health, to help them begin to heal, ultimately to save lives and build a safer community.

We need your support to make this happen...

It is really important that as employers we have robust health and safety processes in place, to support a safe and supportive work environment. We want to ensure construction workers are supported in this area to talk about their mental health and to get help when they need it, also this helps their families and our communities stay safe.

Traditionally men find it very hard to ask for help and the vast majority of construction industry are male. Through this initiative, we are aiming to engage with our workers and construction partners on the importance of their mental health, and to encourage them to access the counselling group sessions. This will help individuals voice their experiences, challenges and ultimately provide them with a safe space to ask for help. We need your support to make this happen.

This programme will be launched through the Du Val Foundation, in partnership with iConnect with some initial seed money from Du Val Group. The Du Val team are seeking additional donations of $5,000 to $20,000+ from our key suppliers and contacts within the construction industry to enable this service to reach all those who need it.

Our aim is to be able to offer this free service to all men in the construction sector, nationwide, regardless of who they work for. Your generous support will enable workers in the construction sector to seek and receive the counselling they need to better support their mental health and wellbeing. With your support, together we can help turn around the devastating statistics of suicide, depression and other mental health issues, that are so prevalent in the construction industry.

Sponsorship package:

• Your own workers on Du Val sites will be able to access the group counselling sessions and one on one support free of charge

• Your logo will be on the bottom of all marketing, and onboarding materials, including in any media releases

• You and your senior team will be invited to the launch event to be held in Q1 2022

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Du Val Foundation

Kenyon Clarke

Kenyon Clarke

CEO
Du Val group

Charlotte Clarke

Charlotte Clarke

COO
Du Val group

Kristen Holland

Kristen Holland

MANAGING DIRECTOR
DU VAL GROUP

iConnect Logo

iConnect specialises in mens mental health and wellbeing support and offers facilitated group sessions in physical work-place locations around New Zealand and online access to trained, experienced facilitators and therapists to follow up with 1 on 1 sessions.

Philip Siataga

Philip Siataga

Co-founder of iConnect

Matt Brown

Matt Brown

Co-founder of iConnect

Contributing partners

Du Val & Auckland Blues

Du Val is super proud to sponsor both the Blues men’s and women’s team this season!

Du Val and Auckland Blues

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Get involved with Solid Ground

If you would like to contribute to the Du Val Foundation, whether it be through services or through donations, we would love to hear from you!

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