An initiative looking to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of Victorian workers with funding received from the WorkWell Mental Health Improvement Fund.
Targeting the construction industry
CYP Design & Construction's 'Sense of Place' initiative targets the construction industry as it undergoes unprecedented change as a workforce.
The initiative is designed to address mental health and reshape the culture of construction by targeting connection, belonging, respect and support. A technology platform will host resources for employees and managers, and facilitate communication amongst the workforce reducing isolation and increasing the sense of belonging.
About the project
Recognising the importance of family/support networks, programs will be developed to engage and educate workers and their families to support a mentally healthy environment away from the workplace. New entrants to the industry will be supported and mentored as they navigate through an unfamiliar industry.
Supporting this is a program empowering People Leaders in the identification and intervention of mental health risks in the workplace, whilst building resilience skills when dealing with adversity.
In recognition of the role of workplaces in the prevention on family violence and associated mental health problems, CYP Design & Construction will work towards White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation.
Learnings will be validated, and research published by RMIT to the benefit of the wider industry.
CYP Design & Construction is a consortium comprising John Holland, Lendlease and Bouygues Construction contracted to deliver the Tunnels and Stations package of works for the Metro Tunnel Project.
Project update – January 2021
CYP Design and Construction has ended their partnership with WorkWell as a round two recipient of the WorkWell's Mental Health Improvement Fund and the Sense of Place project has now concluded.
The WorkWell Toolkit is a free online tool. It uses a step by step approach to help business leaders to promote a mentally healthy workplace and prevent mental injury through access to tailored and relevant research, tools and information.