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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.


Mood Meter

Published 1 March 2021 | Written by Irina Ursu
CategoriesMental health Occupational health risks

The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown has had a marked effect on people’s mental health. The Lack of social life and continued work had some impact on construction workers. Being at work most of the times, the contractor identified the need for creating support from colleagues and managers. They decided to introduce mood meter. Arriving onsite, workers are encouraged to take…


Virtual Coffee Drop Ins

Published 15 February 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesMental health Mental health first aiders Wellbeing events

Due to coronavirus, a large number of employees are working from home and they will be missing their daily routine on site, including socialising with work colleagues. Also, understanding those working on site are under unusual circumstances, the Mental Health First Aiders team on the project have implemented virtual coffee drop in sessions. The sessions are done once a week,…


Mental Health Support Flyer

Published 1 February 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesManagement Mental health Posters Workforce information

Considering that the Construction Industry has one of the worst suicide rates in UK, the contractor on this project are actively trying to provide support to site workforce. A Mental Health Support Flyer has been printed on A5 and is available around site welfare facilities. Instead of using a site noticeboard, the contractor believe a flyer is a better option…


Memorial For a Subcontractor

Published 26 January 2021 | Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesCounselling services Management attitudes Mental health

The project team were all deeply saddened of the loss of Terry Tyler from LJJ LTD on 16th January 2021. Terry was much liked and respected by everyone on the Knowles House project. To encourage the workforce to talk about their grief regarding the loss of a work colleague, the project team have put up memorials and set up an…


ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Training

Published 14 December 2020 | Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesCounselling services Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Mental health Mental health first aiders

With suicide being the ‘silent killer’ in the construction industry two members of the project team attended an accredited two day, interactive training course that prepares them to provide suicide first aid interventions. The training course included: Be suicide alert – identify people who have thoughts of suicide Understand the reasons behind thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living…


Time to Talk Mental Health Pledge Wall

Published 10 November 2020 | Written by Abi Inskip
CategoriesMental health Posters

On this project they complete a monthly mental health ‘time to talk’ session. Following on from an introductory session, everyone in attendance is asked to complete anonymous pledge cards which are displayed in the canteen to encourage others to take the same actions. Many of the pledges include ideas such as ‘ask about someone’s weekend’ or ‘listen more’.


Mental Health Awareness – Fit for Life

Published 2 November 2020 | Written by Matt Selby
CategoriesFit to work certification Healthy lifestyle advice Helplines Mental health Mental health first aiders Stress Worker fatigue

If your mental health isn’t right, nothing fits into place. Not at home, not at work, not out with your mates, not anywhere. Kelly Formwork are working to to emphasise this with their staff by distributing information and spreading the word to help those suffering in silence to open up and simply talk about problems relating to mental health. They…


World Mental Health Day Fortune Cookies

Published 19 October 2020 | Written by Colleen Liston
CategoriesConsultation Management attitudes Mental health Occupational health risks Reward

In order to spread the message about World Mental Health Day, the project team made customised Fortune Cookies which featured a selection of mental health facts on one side and thought provoking quotes on the other. By mixing cookies including prizes amongst normal cookies, the team managed to get more information about mental health across to the site team and…


Offering Personalised Classes for Operatives Families

Published 19 October 2020 | Written by Cara Chernanko
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Inclusion Management attitudes Mental health Personal development

Skadoosch – a provider of personalised classes for families (with children aged 3-11) that encourages positive social interaction and mental wellbeing through fun games and activities, have partnered with the Goodluck Hope Project to offer classes to the site’s families. Together they have recognised how work-related mental health issues not only affect the individual, it also affects the individual’s family….


Talk To Us Posters on Crane Bases

Published 22 June 2020 | Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesMental health Mental health first aiders Posters

As well as seeking to prevent suicides through awareness campaigns and mental health first aid training we have put posters in and around our crane bases. If someone is suffering from suicidal thoughts they may try to come onto site when empty and use the crane as a method of suicide. We have put posters around the crane base in…


Anniversary Employer Pledge

Published 23 March 2020 | Written by Amy Stockton
CategoriesCampaigns Mental health Stress

CR Civil Engineering celebrated 20 years of trading on Tuesday 17th March. To mark the occasion, the company signed the ‘Time-to-Change Employer Pledge’. The Time to Change Employer Pledge is a commitment to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace. This commitment is supported by a 12-month Employer Action Plan, built upon five…