Did you know, according to analysis published by the Office of National Statistics, male construction workers have a suicide risk 3.7 times higher compared to the national average for all occupations?
It was a surprising statistic for us too, so as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we are proud to announce that we have officially partnered with ‘Mates in Mind’ for the next 3 years. We have done this to help raise awareness of mental health and mental wellbeing, address the stigma associated with poor mental health and improve positive mental wellbeing across our workforce.
Mates in Mind is a registered charity in UK established by the Health in Construction Leadership Group with the support of the British Safety Council. Their vision is that there is ’No Health without Mental Health’ and their goal is to have reached 75% of the construction industry by 2025.
Visit their website to find out more.