mental health

HSE builds construction support to protect workers’ mental health

The construction industry has stepped-up its efforts to combat work-related stress and promote good mental health by joining Great Britain’s workplace regulator campaign. The Working Minds campaign, set up by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), welcomes six new partners in the construction industry to help reach trades and offer free support. March sees the […]

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Fear of theft and violence putting a strain on tradespeople’s mental health

New research from commercial insurer NFU Mutual found that more than nine in 10 tradespeople (92%) say they or someone they know have been a victim of theft. More than nine in 10 tradespeople say they or someone they know have been victims of theft Research shows 88% of those surveyed are concerned about the […]

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New mental health and wellbeing podcast series launched

The Double Glazing and Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme (DGCOS) has teamed up with the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) to create a new podcast series that delves deeper into our industry’s pressing mental health and wellbeing challenges, and with the help of experts, to offer insight and support. DGCOS Chief Executive, Faisal Hussain, explains more. “Building […]

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Absenteeism due to mental ill health costs the construction industry almost £2.75 billion annually

A new report from construction community On The Tools has revealed that absenteeism due to mental ill health is costing the construction industry almost £2.75 billion annually. The research found that two out of three UK tradespeople surveyed have missed time at work due to mental ill health, with 13.02% of tradespeople, more than one […]

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Giant mural of 687 high-vis vests created to represent annual trade suicides 

A giant piece of artwork made up of 687 high-vis vests has been displayed on a construction site in the West End of London to represent the annual number of trade suicides in the UK.  The mural has been created for Mental Health Awareness Week (15th-21st May) by IronmongeryDirect and ElectricalDirect to visualise the scale of the issue within the industry, and ‘give mental health higher visibility’. […]

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