10th October 2022

Supporting World Mental Health Day this October

As a company with a committed focus on promoting mental health and wellbeing within our organisation, we are proud to support World Mental Health Day 2022.

The World Health Organisation recognises this event on 10 October every year, and this year’s theme is: ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.

First observed in 1992, this annual event aims to raise awareness and give people a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling. It is important to do as much as possible to prevent mental ill-health – as individuals and as a society.

We are encouraging our staff today to take some more time with a tea and biscuit break, check in on colleagues and discuss the subject in more detail.

You can show your support by ordering and wearing the green ribbon pin – the international symbol of mental health awareness – with all proceeds going towards prevention and education on the topic. Order yours here.

Join the conversation and help spread awareness on social media by using the hashtag #WorldMentalHealthDay.

Mates in Mind

Mental health is a particularly important issue within the construction industry, and we are committed supporters of Mates in Mind – having recently renewed our membership and commitment to the charity for a further three years. Read more here.

Mates in Mind also identify that within construction, there is a ‘macho’ culture which prevents workers from seeking help when they require it, which further magnifies the stress being put on their mental health.

We are urging all our employers to learn about the importance of mental health and increase awareness of the issue in general with their friends, colleagues, and families.

To help with this, we trained and appointed three mental health first aiders. It is part of these individuals’ roles to help detect the early signs of mental health issues and ensure that all our staff are provided with the support they might need.

We encourage conversations around this subject across the company and want our staff to understand when, where, and how they can get support.

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