One of the issues this contractor is finding on site is stress, especially during the pandemic and the effect that this has had on their workforce.
The contractor has set up a partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation to become ambassadors for the ‘be a game changer’ campaign, they have carried out a workshop and are following this up site wide across their regions.
The workshop consisted of a presentation and a sleep and stress workshop
Activity 1: Be A Game Changer Presentation
This asked the question of ‘Do you want to learn how to improve your wellbeing?’ The presentation is aimed to increase mental health awareness and understand the impact of mental illness. They will also discuss further opportunities offered by the Health and Wellbeing team at Newcastle United Foundation.
Activity 2: Sleep and Stress Workshop
This asked the question of ‘Do you or a loved one struggle with your sleep or stress levels?’ This interactive presentation on stress, the impacts it can have on our lifestyle and how we can combat these issues. Here, they also discuss the relationship stress can have on sleep and suggests techniques on improving sleep hygiene.
Following on from this the contractor has committed to be a champion to support this worthwhile course, this gives their employees access to campaign toolkits, digital resources including posters and social media templates, support to create mental health policies and procedures, online or face to face health and wellbeing workshops and mental health first aid courses.
Monitor Report. Robertson Construction. Tyne and Wear. September 2021.