World Mental Health Day 2017

World Mental Health Day 2017

  • Mental Health affects one in five people in Northern Ireland – that means that 20% of employees in the average organisation will have experienced mental ill health at some stage.
  • When matched to 17 other countries, NI had the 2nd highest rates of mental ill-health
  • Prevalence of mental illness in Northern Ireland is 25% higher than in England

This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is ‘mental health in the workplace’, so never has there been a better time to focus on this topic.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) has a wealth of information available in ‘Spotlight on… mental health’ This highlights mental health issues in the construction industry including Case Studies and Best Practices for construction companies.

Anyone can view the Considerate Constructors campaign on Mental Health on the link below:

Spotlight on… mental health

The CCS also provide an e-learning course on Mental Health on the Best Practice Hub, available to all registered Hub users. This course is designed to help improve knowledge and understanding around the topic, and raise awareness of the issue of mental health in the construction industry. There is also a short quiz to help your learning!

To access the e-learning hub for registered users click here.

The CCS also partner with the Construction Industry Helpline which provides a 24/7 phone support service and safety net for all construction workers and their families in the UK and Ireland. It is a charitable service funded by the industry, for the industry and provides;

>Advice on occupational health and mental wellbeing​
>Emergency financial aid to construction families in crisis
>Support on legal, tax and debt management matters

The helpline is funded by The Lighthouse Club which has been delivering charitable welfare and support to the construction community since 1956, who in turn are funded by and supported by the businesses and people in the construction industry.

Tel: 0345 605 1956

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Let’s all Listen. Ask. Signpost and Support each other #WMHD17