Tag Archives: Mental Health

MKM invests in Mental Health with Workplace Responders

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MKM has launched a training program for staff seeking to become mental health workplace responders for their colleagues. Part of the merchant’s wider work in tackling poor mental health in the construction sector, MKM is aiming to put more than 70 staff through the FAQ Level 2 Award in Mental …

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Big Red Construction joins forces with the Big Brew

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Huddersfield-based Big Red Construction has become the headline sponsor of this year’s Big Brew campaign. The campaign encourages construction industry workers and tradespeople to come together to support one another, and remove the taboo around mental health in the sector. Big Red Construction was only founded just over five years …

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Kick It With Keylite returns to raise mental health awareness

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Following the success of last year’s initiative, Kick It With Keylite returns for 2022 – bigger and better than before. This year, Keylite Roof Windows (Keylite) is challenging merchants and their customers to ‘Keep It Up’ in the name of raising money for Mates in Mind, a leading charity addressing …

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Toolstation launches mental health podcast

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Toolstation and On the Tools have joined forces for a series of podcasts created to support tradespeople’s mental health. Mental Health Under Construction, the bi-weekly six-part show, is hosted by mental health specialist and member of We Are Hummingbird, Ryan Ridgeway. Ridgeway is joined by guests from the trades, mental …

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Trained Mental Health First Aiders at SBS

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Four Smith Brothers staff members recently underwent training to become mental health first aiders after partaking in a course ran by Mental Health First Aid, England (MHFA). Today, one in four people suffer from a mental health-related issue in the workplace, yet the subject is still taboo in many businesses; with just …

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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

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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

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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

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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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