Mental Health Wellness and Suicide Prevention

FOUNDOBLUE is a program which has been developed to raise awareness, encourage engagement, provide links to supports, promotes group support networks and advocate self-care across the NSW construction industry.

The program is focused on mental health wellness, suicide prevention and building confidence in supporting help seeking behaviour from within the industry.

FOUNDOBLUE program is strategically targeted to meet the holistic mental health needs of the NSW construction industry and accomplishes this with respect, compassion and authenticity.

GENERAL AWARENESS

  • The General Awareness is a one hour session
    No more than 30 participants, so as to maximise engagement during the session
    Two facilitators in each session to ensure safety & attend to anybody who may be triggered bythe content
    The FoundoBlues can be recruited from the GA sessions
    FoundoBlue’s applicants are required to complete a risk assessment before offered the opportunity to become a FoundoBlue

FOUNDO BLUE

  • One day workshop, inclusive of Mental Health Wellness, Alcohol & Other Drugs, Gambling, Safetalk Suicide prevention by (Livingworks), Self-care & Support Linkages
    Group size no larger than 16 participants
    Two facilitators ( 2 x Counsellors)

SUPPORT & LINKAGE

  • Counselling
    24 hour assistance
    Quarterly Feedback session and professional development
    Reduce the steps to assistance

CRITICAL INCIDENTS

  • Onsite presence
    Support FoundoBlue on site
    24-48 hour post incident groups
    Follow- up Groups 7 days & 28 days post incident ongoing support

ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP

  • Develop research partnership with Universities