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Mood Self Assessment Survey

Published 21 April 2022 | Written by Jane Elder
CategoriesMental health

This contractor know that health & safety in the workplace is not just about physical health but also mental wellbeing as well. It is important to take into account how each person feels, acts and reacts and how that then affects their work. Good mental wellbeing does not mean you’re always happy or unaffected by your experiences but poor mental…

Health and Wellness Promotional Campaign

Published 20 April 2022 | Written by John Connelly
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Mental health Wellbeing events

This contractor was pleased to announce the launch of a new internal promotional campaign. The campaign is aimed at promoting and raising awareness about occupational health, mental health and well being for all staff and their extended family members and will run in conjunction with their existing Stay Safe @Work@Home program. They aim to share best practice not only in…

Be a Game Changer – Stress Campaign

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Mental health

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…

Multilingual Mental Health First Aider

Published 13 January 2022 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesEnglish not as first language support Mental health

During the monthly workforce consultation meetings, one of the site operatives suggested the introduction of Multilingual Mental Health First Aiders. The idea was well accepted and it is now currently in use in all of this contractors projects to ensure all those on site have someone they can speak to without having the issue of a language barrier. Signage has…

Occupational Health Support

Published 20 December 2021 | Written by Colin Britton
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Mental health

This contractor is attempting to provide an approach to mental health and wellbeing support to their site staff and supply chain by offering a variety of support mechanisms. They provide on-site counselling service (face to face or virtually) once a year. The counsellor analyses the conversations they has with each member of the team and provides opportunities for further support…

Men’s Health Month

Published 24 November 2021 | Written by Ashleigh Lang
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Mental health Wellbeing events

Led from this project and championed by one of their young site managers, this year this contractor has signed up to be part of Movember’s Business Club in support of Men’s health and bringing about change in the way it is approached. A poster campaign was designed that each week would be a different focus on the key subjects of…

Suicide Prevention Awareness Campaign

Published 9 November 2021 | Written by Meena Bhogal
CategoriesMental health Wellbeing events

Sadly, the construction industry has the highest suicide rates of any sector. As part of their Wellbeing Strategy, one of this contractors projects launched a month-long communications awareness campaign, triggered by World Suicide Prevention Day. The communications centred around three key messages: For those struggling – it’s OK to talk about mental health and suicide and there is support on…

Mental Health Check-in Days

Published 27 September 2021 | Written by Yemi Downs
CategoriesMental health Wellbeing events

This contractor has recognised the importance of mental health and with the recent coronavirus lockdowns it has become more apparent that people are struggling. With the lack of social interaction this brings, they decided to create the Mental Health Check-in Day. Across all their sites and head office they ask everyone to dedicate a day monthly to calling members of…

Introducing SAD Lighting

Published 27 September 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health

On this project they have installed SAD lighting in their basement offices. These are specialised lighting which can relieve symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, estimated to effect approximately 20% of the population. Symptoms of SAD are typically experienced during the winter months when the weather is colder and there is a lack of natural light and can include low mood,…

Providing Support to Employees and their Families

Published 6 September 2021 | Written by Alec Taylor
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Mental health

This contractor is providing free access to the Canada Life ‘WeCare’ app and website, plus AIG’s bereavement support helpline for all construction employees and their immediate family members. The Canada Life WeCare app is a service with access to a 24/7 online GP, mental health counselling, a get fit programme, plus legal and financial support as well as diet and…

Strava Club

Published 31 August 2021 | Written by Chris Homewood
CategoriesMental health Recreational facilities Wellbeing events

Due to coronavirus restrictions stopping those on this project from meeting up in person to do any form of exercise or wellbeing activities they decided to set up a Strava club centred around the project for anyone involved in it to join. The club has a leaderboard allowing people to comment and follow each others progress and the opportunity for…

Occupational Mental Health

Published 23 August 2021 | Written by Danica Chambers
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Mental health

This contractor has arranged for their assigned mental health first aider to come to site on a monthly basis to have a short sit down with a randomly selected group of site workers. The group chosen will change from month to month and if anyone would like to request a sit down anonymously they can request one and be added…

Mental Health Week Workforce Picnics

Published 16 August 2021 | Written by Claire Murray
CategoriesMental health Wellbeing events

Mental health is an important part of health and safety on all of this contractors projects. For Mental Health Week they engaged with the workforce by organising picnics across the whole month. Each site manager took up to 5 people for a picnic in the green spaces around site – in keeping with the theme of ‘Nature’ for Mental Health…

Lighthouse Club – Help Inside the Hard Hat

Published 5 August 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health

The Lighthouse Club have launched their ‘Help Inside the Hard Hat’ campaign to raise awareness of poor mental health within the construction industry. In the UK, two construction workers take their own lives every working day and stress, anxiety and depression account for a fifth of all work-related illnesses. They ‘Help Inside the Hard Hat’ by providing a huge range…

Walk and Talk Mental Health Initiative

Published 9 July 2021 | Written by Olivia Hack
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Mental health

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…