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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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BMF All Industry Conference looks to change conversation on mental health

 The Builders Merchants Federation will be addressing the important issue of mental health at next year’s BMF All Industry Conference.  Speaking on the main platform on Day One, award-winning mental health campaigners Neil Laybourn and Jonny Benjamin MBE will share their story and offer practical advice on how to work …

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MENTAL HEALTH AT THE FORE FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

One of the UK’s largest independent construction firms, has pledged its support to local Inverness-based charity, Mikeysline, which helps people experiencing mental health issues. Robertson is selling reusable water bottles to its employees, subcontractors and wider supply chain, with 100% of the money raised being donated to the Mikeysline charity. …

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Building a positive mental health culture

Following Mental Health Awareness week, the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity have some up with five simple steps to ensure employers in the industry are aware of and doing their best for their staff’s mental health at work. Every working day, two construction workers take their own life.  And nearly 400,000 …

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