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Mental Health Check-in Days

Published 27 September 2021 | Written by Yemi Downs
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Mental health Stress 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 Stress

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 Counselling services Helplines 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
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Mental health Recreation 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 Counselling services Mental health Mental health first aiders

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 Mental health first aiders Stress 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 Posters

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 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…