St Kilda CEO Simon Lethlean with Martin Smith (group general manager of health, sustainability and climate) from John Holland. (Photo: St Kilda FC)

St Kilda Football Club is proud to welcome one of Australia’s pre-eminent building, infrastructure, rail and transport businesses, John Holland, to its sponsorship stable.

John Holland, a cornerstone of construction in this country for more than 70 years, will join the Saints as a platinum partner.

“We’re thrilled to have John Holland jump on board the Saints,” St Kilda chief executive officer Simon Lethlean said.

“The team at John Holland are dedicated to constant innovation and creating people-centred solutions, something that really resonated with us here at the club.

“They also have a big passion for the mental health and wellbeing of their people and the wider construction industry, so we’re excited to launch the MIND. BODY. SAINTS. program alongside the team at John Holland.

“At the club we’re in the fortunate position to have some extremely talented staff specialising in mental fitness and overall wellbeing.

“The MIND. BODY. SAINTS. program will provide John Holland employees access to these experts, as well as the world-class facilities at the Danny Frawley Centre.

“We look forward to growing the relationship and working together to enhance the experience of John Holland and St Kilda people alike.”

John Holland provides extensive mental health support to people working across its national projects and offices through targeted programs.

Through a dedicated ‘Healthy Minds’ portal, employees have access to a range of resources, including a dedicated Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aider and Black Dog Institute training courses, as well as wellbeing programs to support people in financial distress, and even tips for better sleep.

“We’re deeply passionate about supporting better mental health outcomes at John Holland, because there’s a burning need for change within the construction and engineering sectors,” John Holland chief executive officer, Joe Barr, said.

“We’re proud to be partnering with the St Kilda Football Club, which has demonstrated incredible determination to bring further awareness to the mental health issues impacting our community.

“It’s a truly values-led partnership, and we look forward to working together to support the mental health and wellbeing of our people.”