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Mental Health Awareness Week & the deadly risk factor in construction that tops all others
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week we're focusing on why the construction industry offers very stressful conditions whilst trying to deliver projects against a very difficult background. When errors happen, we don’t necessarily think of the people in our team and our thoughts can be consumed with worry about the immediate financial loss. When we start to worry about individuals in the industry, we see a large percentage (1 in 6!) who are suffering from mental health issues, or who have been affected by mental health. In this video, our CEO Marc Preston discusses the people and pressures faced working in the construction industry.
*One shocking statistic that came from the video was the revelation that if you work in construction, you’re more likely to die by suicide than in an onsite accident. We need to rapidly change and reduce this risk, putting an end to mental health issues in construction. Good mental health isn’t just about saving lives, it’s key to building a happier team, and a workforce that looks after each other is far more productive. It also helps reduce risk, accidents, days of work due to sick leave, absenteeism and protect the reputation of your company.
~ * ~Want to find out more or what steps to assess and plan a better future for your construction business, then watch Marc Preston's special live-cast recorded on the 15th of May during Mental Health Awareness Week HERE on ‘How to support mental health in the work place’. Discover some of the ways his unique service is helping construction companies tackle this immense challenge and at the same time improve the performance of staff and companies as a whole. For more information on our unique Employee Assistance Programme, or book a Mental Health First Aid Training Course to support your employees, call us now on 0800 634 5521 or visit our CONTACT US page. BACK