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Happiness Index

Published 18 July 2024 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesMental health Wellbeing events

This contractor is empowering their management team to drive positive change by putting employee engagement and happiness at the top of the agenda. The workforce, irrespective of employment status, are encouraged to check-in and share how they are coping. Access to check-in is available on site notice boards, and pre-start briefings by scanning a QR code and feedback can be…


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the Workforce

Published 3 June 2024 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Health risk assessments and monitoring Mental health

From a recent mental health awareness week initiative came an idea to provide the workforce with professional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sessions to help with any personal problems or issues that they may have and that they need help with. They have implemented monthly CBT days that run from 9-4 and consist of 12x 30 minute sessions open to every…


On Site Counsellor

Published 19 February 2024 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Mental health Wellbeing events

Due to the recent loss of the project manager in this project, the contractor is providing a free grief counselling service to help those affected by the death. The grief counsellor has visited site once a month for the last two months, and every time they have been fully booked out for the day. The demand for this type of…


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Awareness Training

Published 15 February 2024 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesHealth risk assessments and monitoring Induction and training Mental health

This contractor has partnered with ‘Everymind at Work’ and enlisted the help of their head psychologist to deliver a series of training sessions to reach the whole supply chain. This training delved into the complexities of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), shedding light on what it is, its manifestations, how it effects the lives of individuals and how to manage it….


Positive Psychology in the Workplace

Published 17 January 2024 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Health risk assessments and monitoring Mental health Positive leadership and risk ownership Positive reinforcement for good safety practices

As a leadership team this contractor work on a principle of a dominance of positive communications. This has a number of base rules that they have set themselves: – Share good energy and a supportive attitude when at work. When making site safety observations ensure at least 2/3 of these are positive/good practice observations. Give out twice as many green…


Monthly Mindfulness

Published 17 January 2024 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesMental health Wellbeing events

This initiative focuses on the physical and mental wellbeing of the workforce. Once a month, employees from the office, site and subcontractor teams gather for an hour to practice mindfulness, meditation, and exercise. Classes are lead by the Community Liaison Officer who is also a qualified dance teacher, with guest instructors (such as yoga and boxercise instructors) taking the classes…


Get Construction Talking Toolkit

Published 5 January 2024 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Health risk assessments and monitoring Mental health

Construction shapes our world but struggles with mental health more than most other industries. At its extremes, the problem is costing lives: data shows that construction has one of the highest suicide rates of any industry in the US, UK and Australia. The B1M and Procore have launched Get Construction Talking, a global initiative to raise awareness of mental health…


Promoting Mental Health Awareness through Collaboration

Published 10 October 2023 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesMental health Sharing of safety alerts Toolbox talks and daily briefings

Mental health challenges such as stress, depression, and anxiety affect individuals across all walks of life, but the construction industry has shown a higher prevalence of these issues, especially among men. The stigma surrounding men’s mental health has contributed to a lack of open conversations and seeking help. The need for a comprehensive mental health awareness initiative within the industry…


Supporting and Promoting the Lighthouse Charity

Published 12 September 2023 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Mental health Wellbeing events

The project team  have been working closely, in partnership with Blackwood Plant Hire, to support and promote the work that the Lighthouse Charity do for the wellbeing of construction workers across the UK. They have the first ever Lighthouse Charity liveried excavator in the UK on their site. The excavator serves as a constant reminder to the workforce that they…


Raising Awareness of Mental Health

Published 2 July 2023 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesMental health Sharing of safety alerts Wellbeing events

The project team supported Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 by holding a stand down event which was well received by the workforce. The event included management starting a conversation with an operative to highlight the importance of talking and what individuals could do to help others who may be experiencing negative mental health. A short period of non-work related conversations…


Drinkaware – Mental Health – May

Published 3 May 2023 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesConsultation on health and safety Mental health

Drinkaware have created a poster to help people to deal with their mental health in May. This poster focusses on how reducing your alcohol intake can help to improve mental health. This poster details: How alcohol affects our brain chemistry Ideas to improve mental wellbeing To download the poster to display on your construction sites click the link below.


Project Psychiatrist

Published 10 March 2023 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Mental health

On this project they have hired a psychiatrist to visit site and provide the workforce with a free opportunity to seek professional health for any mental health issues they may be experiencing. All records are strictly confidential. Encouraging the workforce to communicate with mental health professionals and break the stigma around mental health is one of the biggest challenges in treating…


Lighthouse Club Wellbeing Academy

Published 21 February 2023 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesInduction and training Mental health

The Lighthouse Club Wellbeing Academy embraces every style of learning from self paced e-learning through to online tutor led masterclasses and onsite training. The academy also offers a variety of courses that support everyone in the industry from soft skills training through to MHFA accredited qualifications. Better mental health for construction workers stems from promoting a positive cultural change within…


You Matter Health and Wellbeing Bus

Published 16 January 2023 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Health risk assessments and monitoring Mental health Wellbeing events

A Healthy Working Lives Bus provided a visit to this project to provide health checks for all employees on site, covering BMI, body fat %, diabetes and glucose and blood pressure checks. They were also joined by the Lighthouse Charity which specialise in mental health support for construction workers as well as workwear and PPE specialists. This also promoted Healthy…


World Mental Health Day Team Quiz

Published 16 January 2023 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesInduction and training Mental health

In order to raise awareness of mental health issues and to start site teams talking about them between themselves, the company, on World Mental Health Day, organised a World Mental Health Day team quiz. The quiz comprised a mixture of safety, health, wellbeing and general knowledge questions, with a prize for the winning team. This was fun for those involved…


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