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Signature Homes are proud partners of MATES in Construction.

Posted on February 20, 2024 in Sustainability

Proud partners of MATES in Construction

The MATES program aims to foster a healthy and positive work environment in the building and construction industry. The program not only helps workers identify and manage mental health issues but also builds and strengthens workplace communities. This community-based approach has a far-reaching impact beyond the workplace and into our everyday lives.


‘My strength is not of a single warrior but that of many’

MATES engage with workers through on-site training and provide support to individuals identified as at risk through case management. The program's Field Officers are trained in suicide intervention skills and have years of experience in the industry, which allows them to connect with workers easily.

Our construction industry is losing nearly one person every week to suicide. 98% of those we lose are our men.

We, at Signature Homes, are proud partners of MATES in Construction. Thanks to the program, our franchises have been accredited, and our people have been able to support and provide an environment that fosters positive wellbeing. The MATES program has proved to be a valuable tool for building and strengthening communities across the industry, ultimately contributing to the overall health and wellbeing of workers.

Signature Homes believes we are part of building Aotearoa, New Zealand – not just the buildings, but the people and environment too. Our people are just as important to us as the environment, and we are working to create an equal, fairer and more socially inclusive workforce. Learn more here.

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