New text service launched to get scaffolders talking about mental health

A new text service has been launched as part of a growing campaign to get scaffolders and other tradespeople to open up about their mental health over a cuppa. 

A new text service has been launched as part of a growing campaign to get scaffolders and other tradespeople to open up about their mental health over a cuppa.  The new service, launched by national charity Band of Builders, coincides with the return of the Big Brew – an industry-wide campaign led by the charity in a bid to shine a spotlight...

CITB funds mental health first aiders for construction apprentices

CITB is investing £90,000 to fund a pilot scheme which will provide mental health support for apprentices from the start of their construction industry careers. Optima UK Ltd will train further education construction tutors to be Mental Health First Aiders so they can support construction apprentices during their learning. Apprentices will also be given mental health awareness training in bite-size...

Free Training Initiatives to Support Mental Health Awareness Week

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has announced some fantastic initiatives to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week and is reminding everyone in construction about all of the freely available resources they offer. The charity is launching three fantastic new masterclasses to complement the huge variety of free wellbeing masterclasses already available to anyone in construction and these can be booked...

Twin brothers launch platform for better mental health in business

Duncan and Guy Robertson have constructed an integrated platform with the goal of mitigating the impact of poor mental health in the workplace.

New app launched to help tackle mental ill health in construction

A new app Mind Fitness training solution built by and for the construction industry to help tackle its mental ill health issues has launched.

A new app Mind Fitness training solution built by and for the construction industry to help tackle its mental ill health issues has launched.

HSE calls for ‘culture change’ with campaign to tackle mental health

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned that work-related stress and poor mental health risks becoming a health and safety crisis in Great Britain.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned that work-related stress and poor mental health risks becoming a health and safety crisis in Great Britain.

Scaffolding industry urged to join in charity ‘Big Brew’

The scaffolding industry is being urged to get involved with the ‘Big Brew’ – a new national campaign to highlight the mental health crisis in the construction sector.

The scaffolding industry is being urged to get involved with the ‘Big Brew’ – a new national campaign to highlight the mental health crisis in the construction sector. The Big Brew will start on 1 October and will encourage scaffolders and other tradespeople to connect and talk over a cuppa in a bid to remove the taboo around mental health...

Scaffolding Association Welcomes Improved Mental Health Support

Landmark new research from CITB has outlined the scale of the mental health challenge facing construction.

New research suggests that over a third of businesses have reported that employee mental health support has got better since the start of the pandemic. A recent survey conducted by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) who work with millions of employers and employees every year to improve workplace relationships, found that over a third of British employers have...

CLC and CITB announce new approach to supporting mental health in construction

Landmark new research from CITB has outlined the scale of the mental health challenge facing construction.

Landmark new research from CITB has outlined the scale of the mental health challenge facing construction. A consistent approach to supporting construction workers’ mental health is the goal of a new initiative led by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and CITB. CITB’s Mental Health And Construction: A Consistent Approach research, published today (Wednesday 4 August), is the most comprehensive study conducted on mental health and self-harm within construction. The report identifies opportunities...

Brogan sign up to Building Mental Health Charter & continue Charity Challenge

Brogan Group

Brogan Group have signed up to the Building Mental Health Charter and are also halfway through its Tall Building Charity Challenge raising money for the Lighthouse Charity. The company have signed up to the Building Mental Health Charter with Building Mental Health This is a cross-industry group that enable all parts of the construction sector to access mental health support,...