mental health

Tradespeople are three times more likely to smoke than office workers

Tradespeople are three times more likely to smoke than office workers, according to Public Health England (PHE). Experts are calling on plumbing and heating engineers to look at stopping smoking on World No Tobacco Day 2021 on 31 May. The data comes after a report from a former government health advisor found reversing trends in […]

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Half of UK plumbers experience mental health problems due to work

Half (50%) of UK plumbers experience mental health problems due to work-related issues, a new study has found.  The research, commissioned by IronmongeryDirect, found that 63% experience some form of mental health problem, such as stress, anxiety or depression, at least once a week. Money worries cause the most stress, with 42% of builders blaming financial situations […]

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Mental health and sustainable technologies are top priorities for trade apprentices

Workplace mental health and sustainable technologies were top of the list when apprentices were asked what issues mattered most for them. John Mewett, CEO at Screwfix, explains more: As part of 2020’s Screwfix Trade Apprentice competition, we heard from eager and ambitious construction trade apprentices. We asked them to share their thoughts around the issues […]

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Businesses boost mental health support during pandemic

The vast majority of large electrotechnical and engineering services businesses now train staff as Mental Health First Aiders, according to a survey commissioned by engineering services trade body ECA.   Twenty four of the largest ECA Members, with a combined turnover of several billion pounds, responded to the COVID-19 Impact survey, with 89% of businesses reporting that they had Mental Health First […]

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Installers involved with InstallerFESTIVAL sessions – Part one

Installer has hosted two InstallerFESTIVALS, plus a NetZeroFESTIVAL so far in 2020. As part of these, there have been a wide range of webinars, including product launches, training sessions, virtual pub quizzes, competitions, installation demos, interviews, roundtable discussions and more. But what really makes these virtual get togethers great is the involvement we have from […]

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