What are you doing to help raise awareness for World Mental Health Day?
1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year in the UK alone, and every day we lose two construction workers to suicide, which is why it’s so important to start those conversations about Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Sunday 10th October 2021 is World Mental Health Day. You could make this an opportunity to engage in conversation around mental health and help raise awareness of mental health at work and at home.
We have collated some useful resources and websites you can visit to get ideas about how you can look after your own mental health, as well as raise awareness in the workplace.
Our Mental Health First Aid Courses are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to help you manage your own mental well-being, as well as provide you with the skills to deliver initial support and guidance to those around you suffering with their mental health. We advise that after three years of completing your Mental Health First Aid Course that you attend a refresher to keep your knowledge up-to-date and relevant.
There are a range of organisations and charities providing free resources that can help you raise awareness of mental health and start that conversation with colleagues, employees and loved ones.
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Foundation provide a variety of resources that can be used to promote World Mental Health Day and raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing amongst your workforce, including:
Lighthouse The Construction Industry Charity
Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity have upgraded their free helpline app with Sleepstation – an NHS approved service to improve help and support with insomnia and poor sleep health.
Lighthouse are also running the Help Inside The Hard Hat campaign to raise awareness of poor mental health within the construction industry.
Mates In Mind
Mates in Mind are a leading charity in the UK, raising awareness of poor mental health in the workplace, focusing on construction.
They offer a variety of tools to help raise awareness of poor mental health within the workplace and how this can be addressed.