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Walk and Talk Mental Health Initiative

Published 9 July 2021 | Written by Olivia Hack
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners Healthy lifestyle advice Mental health Mental health first aiders

The recent Mental Health Awareness Week prompted this project to develop a ‘walk and talk’ scheme in an attempt to look outside of the box and further eliminate the stigma of mental health concerns – particularly stigmas within the construction industry. The concept of the ‘walk and talk’ scheme either as a group or an individual involves taking operatives out…


Ask Twice Mental Health Campaign

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesMental health Mental health first aiders Posters

The Mental Health First Aid team at this project have implemented an ‘Ask Twice’ Campaign. Considering the impact we all suffered during this difficult time, many people experience a mental health problem, so if someone says they are fine, they might not be. A second ‘How are you?’ could make all the difference, opening a window for a conversation. The…


Mindfulness Development Workshop

Published 29 June 2021 | Written by Katy Bald
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners Healthy lifestyle advice Mental health Stress Wellbeing events

This contractor have devised a staff wellbeing measure to ensure all staff have the access and opportunity to help them manage their day-to-day wellbeing. Research has highlighted that many people find practising mindfulness helps them become more aware of the present moment and can help them enjoy the world around them more and understand themselves better. The way people think…


Mental Health First Aid Training for Local Residents

Published 16 June 2021 | Written by Alice Mann
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners Counselling services Healthy lifestyle advice Mental health Mental health first aiders

This contractor ran an accredited Mental Health First Aid training course in collaboration with their scaffolding subcontractor. Members of the local community and organisations were invited to attend with the aim of targeting those who could make best use of the knowledge and skills they have learnt to support the wider community. The two day accredited course enables attendees to…


Encouraging the Workforce to go for a Walk

Published 16 June 2021 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Mental health

This contractor have created a new mental health initiative to encourages their workers to take a walk in the local park during their breaks with a slogan of “There is no WiFi in the park but we promise you will find a better connection”. It has been scientifically proven that a walk in the park lowers the stress level, improves…


Mental Health Support for Vehicle Drivers

Published 2 June 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesCLOCS Driver information Mental health Posters

Driving around London can be a very stressful task, especially when considering using lorries to carry very heavy loads. The project team are now providing some mental health support for delivery drivers visiting the project. They have created a document to be given to every driver visiting the project, which will provide some assistance and support for a difficult moment….


Mental Health First Aider Cards

Published 2 June 2021 | Written by Beth Miles
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners Counselling services Mental health Mental health first aiders

Mental health can have a considerable impact on the industry. It was important that this contractor found a system which supported their employees to not feel ashamed or embarrassed to seek help. During an on site meeting the Public Liaison Officer and operatives discussed how they could further support mental health on site. They asked the operatives how they can…


Health and Wellbeing Support Scheme

Published 24 May 2021 | Written by Zara Barrow
CategoriesCounselling services Healthy lifestyle advice Helplines Mental health Wellbeing events

This contractor offer a health and wellbeing support scheme to all of their employees, their families, subcontractor and their families that provides 24/7 confidential support on a manner of topics including: stress and anxiety work advice counselling housing concerns and consumer issues family issues and childcare support legal information bereavement support gambling drugs and alcohol advice financial wellbeing and tax…


Listening Lounge

Published 5 May 2021 | Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners Counselling services Healthy lifestyle advice Mental health Mental health first aiders Posters Wellbeing events

Working with their trade contractors and mental health first aiders, the team have established the Listening Lounge in a discrete area of their welfare facility. Being mindful of other faiths prayer routines, twice a week between 9.00am – 12.00pm the prayer and wellbeing room is set up as a Listening Lounge. During these times six of their mental health first…


Insight Timer

Published 5 May 2021 | Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners Healthy lifestyle advice Mental health Stress Wellbeing events Worker fatigue

As an employer, the contractor has a duty of care to ensure that health, safety and wellbeing, and that of others, is not affected whilst at work. They also has a legal duty to manage the risks from fatigue, irrespective of a person’s willingness to work extra hours or preference for certain shift patterns or social reasons. They have implemented…


Happiness Playlist

Published 5 May 2021 | Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Mental health

The project team have created their own Spotify Playlist to play in the office and on personal devices. These are different tracks from when each member of the team was eleven years old. This has been proven by the Happiness Institute in Denmark to encourage happy thoughts, release endorphins and it’s when we hit our musical peak. The songs evoke…


DABS – Daily Mental Health and Wellbeing Conversation

Published 7 April 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Mental health Posters

On this project, mental health and wellbeing are discussed on as daily basis during DABs coordination meeting. These meetings are held Monday to Friday and are mandatory for all subcontractors with over 50 people attending the meetings. Discussed in the meeting presentation is: Every day a new subject will be presented and discussed, eg: How to keep active, No Smoking…


Encouraging Biophilia Among the Workforce

Published 16 March 2021 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesEntrance First Impressions standards Initial impressions Mental health Wellbeing events

Biophilia describes the human drive to connect with nature and other living things. Nature’s power for humanity can influence our mental health, our hobbies, our travels, and our homes and workplaces. This contractor has identified that by allowing their employees to make planters for the site hoardings has had a positive impact on they workers’ mental health. It has also…


Promoting Lighthouse Club’s Free Mental Health and Wellbeing Training Course

Published 8 March 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesMental health Mental health first aiders Posters

Working in the construction industry is one of the deadliest professions in the UK, not just because of the dangers of heavy machinery; the suicide rate for construction workers is more than three times the national average for men. On this project, they are committed to assisting their workforce as much as possible. They have 15 Mental Health First Aiders…


Mental Health First Aider Sticker

Published 8 March 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesMental health Mental health first aiders

The contractor on this project team is very committed to promote mental health and wellbeing. The volunteer Mental Health First Aiders have a gold coloured sticker attached to their safety helmets, in order to make them easier to identify. During safety induction, new workers are informed about the project’s Mental Health First Aider volunteers and how to identify them.