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Suicide Prevention Training

Published 11 October 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Occupational health risks Stress

The site team investigated the suicide rate within the construction industry and discovered, via The Office of National Statistics, that between 2011 and 2015: people working in construction were 63% more likely to die by suicide than the national average. There were over 1,400 suicides in construction in five years, more than any other profession. This was three times higher…

Public Health England: Every Mind Matters

Published 7 October 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Mental health Occupational health risks Posters

Public Health England have created their Every Mind Matters campaign to help your colleagues and members of the public to discover simple steps to achieve good mental health. This national campaign is full of expert advice and practical tips to help anyone affected by mental health. The campaign has a free NHS-approved online tool which is available on the Every…

BAM Construction Stobhill Mental Health Units

Published 30 September 2019 | Written by Claire Anderson
CategoriesCharities/organisations Goodwill Labour Residents

The team working on Stobhill Mental Health Units were approached for old pallets and material off cuts by The Men’s Shed Association at Springburn Park, a charity that provides a place for men of all ages to go that suffer with depression and loneliness. The charity use woodworking, arts and crafts as a way for men to socialise with others…

Start the Conversation

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesGoodwill Mental health Training

Start the Conversation was rolled out to all project staff. It highlighted that a lot of people go through delicate situations in their lives that can affect their Mental Wellbeing. This trained and encouraged staff to approach people that looked or acted a little differently to start a conversation. This has resulted in site staff assisting members of the public…

Mindfulness: Mediation and Meditation

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesMental health Stress Worker fatigue

On The Broadway project, we are focusing on the wellbeing of all Multiplex staff and contractors working on our behalf. We have collectively been thinking of new ways to help manage stress and in doing so have took to mindfulness and how it can help in the workplace. We invited a guest speaker to help us learn meditation techniques as…

Chatty Café

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Mental health Stress

The site has developed a concept called Chatty Café, which is a forum for site personnel who may be seeking help with their mental health issues. The site believes that approaches towards mental health should be more than just posters on the canteen wall, and should take the form of sharing stories and group activities. The forum is intended to…

‘Talk to Us’ at Broadway

Published 29 July 2019 | Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesFirst Aid Language differences Mental health Stress

On The Broadway project, the trained Mental Health First Aiders wanted to make it possible for themselves to be available for anyone to come and talk to via a general chit-chat. The talks help give faces to names regarding who the Mental Health First Aiders are, and also enables the Mental Health First Aiders to signpost anyone who requires support….

Looking after staff health and wellbeing

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by Ellie Walshe
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Mental health Recreation Reward Stress

mac-group recognise the importance of having good mental and physical health for everyone working on our projects. During Mental Health Awareness Week (13th-19th May), mac-group held Mental Health toolbox talks on all sites, and distributed mental health badges and construction industry helpline cards. The Mountpark Baldonnell project also has two trained mental health first aiders on site. In March 2019,…

Men’s Health Week 2019

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by Sinead Gorman
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Mental health Posters Stress

A full site stand down took place so that a tool box talk discussion could take place on the key issues around men’s health to mark Men’s Health week. The following key points were discussed: A waist size of over 37 inches can have serious health implications for the heart, lungs, blood pressure etc. No more than 14 units of…

Mental Health Week

Published 13 June 2019 | Written by james mcculloch
CategoriesCharities/organisations Mental health Stress

On Tuesday 14th May 2019, ISG management at Richmond-upon-Thames college (RUTC) organised a special event to take place on site for the benefit of the subcontractor operatives and supervisors. The event in question was a visit from ‘Mental Health UK’, and the aim was to give a presentation to the workforce about the dangers of stress in the workplace. The…

Adopting a Growth Mindset

Published 28 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCharities/organisations Mental health Personal development Posters

The team at Inverness Justice Centre hosted a Workforce Wellbeing and Energiser, which aimed to encourage social connections to support and enhance wellbeing through an informative tool box talk, followed by laughter and breathing exercises. The session also raised awareness of the impact of mental health, stigmas associated with mental ill-health, self-care and how to support others. The event was…

The Madison Workforce Development Hub

Published 21 May 2019 | Written by Celeste Koen
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Equality Inclusion Language differences Literacy training Mental health Personal development Stress

A secure iPad in the canteen has been installed for the workforce to access while on their breaks. The iPad stand is adjustable and has two positions, so the user can stand up or sit down. The stool provided at the station is made out of re-used waste materials from site. The iPad is preloaded with information on the following…

Mental Health Awareness: State of Mind

Published 8 May 2019 | Written by Chris Corrigan
CategoriesMental health Stress

Today at the LUHIC site in Lancaster, we had a ‘Mental Health Awareness: State of Mind’ presentation from Danny Sculthorpe (ex-Wigan Warriors and Great Britain rugby league player) and Phil Veivers (ex-St Helens rugby league player and Wigan Warriors/ Salford head coach). Since leaving rugby league, Danny Sculthorpe has become a mental health and stress speaker, and has spoken to…

Mental Health First Aiders/ Awareness

Published 16 April 2019 | Written by Chloe Ellis
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Mental health

At Murraywood Construction we take the health of our employees seriously, encouraging all to undertake the health screening that is provided on a yearly basis, but we also recognise that good health is not only physical! The World Health Organisation defines mental health as “a state of wellbeing in which the individual realises their abilities, can cope with the normal…

Building Mental Health in Construction

Published 13 February 2019 | Written by Ben Leatham
CategoriesMental health Occupational health risks

Working in the construction industry can be stressful and feel pressurised. Want to support staff but don’t know where to start? Mental Health at Work is a new online gateway, developed by Mind, with advice and resources created by and for specific industries, including construction. It’s easy to find what you need with a construction toolkit full of information and…