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Worcester Bosch pledges support to ‘Time to Change’ movement

Worcester Bosch has announced its support to the Time to Change Employer Pledge, which aims to change the way people think and act about mental health in the workplace. With one in four British workers affected by conditions like anxiety, depression and stress every year, the UK’s leading boiler manufacturer …

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World Mental Health Day – The Suicide Prevented

The following conversation was relayed to us by one of our industry’s mental health first aiders when providing feedback on how their training had helped them with supporting their construction colleagues. We have preserved the anonymity of those concerned but felt that the story was so strong, we had to …

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Mates in Mind calls on industry leaders and government to take immediate action

A recent survey conducted by UK Construction Week, with support from Mates in Mind charity, has found that six out of 10 workers in construction have suffered mental ill-health because of their work. Mates in Mind is now calling on industry leaders and government to be more considered and consistent …

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Trade sector urged to ‘open the door’ to mental health

Employers in the trade sector are being urged to make changes in the workplace on this year’s World Mental Health Day, to create an environment that encourages an open door policy for employees to talk openly about how they feel The message comes from Boiler Guide and its founder, David …

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Pagabo launches new Mental Health Charity

National framework organisation Pagabo is launching a new charity to tackle head on the taboo of mental health in the construction industry. The fundraising Pagabo Foundation aims to raise the profile of mental health within the construction industry and will fund resources making support and advice as readily available as …

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Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity publishes third annual Impact Report

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity Club has just published its third annual impact report. The report communicates to the industry, supporters and stakeholders, the impact that the charity is making and how it is helping to make a difference to the lives of our construction workforce and their families. The …

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It’s really, really good to talk

Fiona Russell-Horne

Mate. Don’t be embarrassed. Over the years in this industry, I’ve sat through a lot of conference presentations. Some good, some outstanding, some tedious in the extreme. Some instantly forgettable, lots memorable, though not always for the right reasons (death by crane off-loader – those of you who were there …

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Celebrating action taken across the construction sector

On Friday 5 April 2019, Mates in Mind announced the Highly Commended and Winners of their 2019 Impact Awards. This was the second year that the awards have taken place, hosted as part of the British Safety Council’s prestigious the 2019 International Safety Awards gala dinner held at Grosvenor House …

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Mates in Mind striving alongside B&CE to transform apprentices’ mental health

Having been awarded the B&CE’s Mowlem Award grant in 2018, Mates in Mind have launched their Apprentices’ Mental Health Survey to support improvements in the mental health of apprentices across the construction and related industries Joscelyne Shaw, Director of Strategy at Mates Mind, said: “Mates in Mind are striving to …

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Mates in Mind calls on industry leaders to transform mental health

Mates in Mind believes business leaders are in a good position to address mental health in the workplace, but encourages them to consider that delivering meaningful change to their workforces should be effectively aligned to their business priorities. Mates in Mind were encouraged by the level of engagement driven by …

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