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Mental health at work matters

Published 28 March 2017 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesInclusion Mental health Open door policy

We have started a new campaign at Clearly Renovations to break the taboo of not talking about mental health and its effect on people’s lives. 1 in 4 people are affected by mental illness and suicide is still the single biggest cause of death for men under 45. Sadly, there is still some stigma around this health issue; many suffer…


Spotlight on… campaign posters

Published 17 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Campaigns Diversity Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Guidance Illegal workers Mental health Occupational health risks Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage Stress Workforce

Spotlight on… posters have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme has developed a collection of A3 posters from the series of ‘Spotlight on…’ awareness campaigns. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness amongst the workforce and visitors. To download a free electronic version, please click the links below.


The Sides of March

Published 27 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMedical conditions Mental health Stress

The Sides of March is a month-long charity event organised by the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). The event encourages men to grow their sideburns to raise money for CALM, and raise awareness of their efforts to prevent male suicide. Suicide is the single biggest killer of British men under the age of 45, with men accounting for 75% of…


Mental Health – CALM

Published 22 February 2017 | Written by Michaela Horner
CategoriesCharities/organisations Medical conditions Mental health Stress

My name is Michaela Horner and I work for Wates Construction and have been asked to share my story. In October 2015 sadly my older brother (45 years of age) took his own life. He suffered with depression for 20 years. He had a good job in banking, 2 children, a partner of 20 years and a lovely home. We lost…


‘Mind Matters’ Campaign

Published 6 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Stress

Construction News have launched their ‘Mind Matters’ campaign, coinciding with the launch of the Mates in Mind initiative. The campaign aims to raise awareness of mental health issues in the industry, and combat the stigma surrounding talking about problems with stress, anxiety and depression. Using their reach in the industry, Construction News intends to lobby leaders and professionals to take mental health seriously. This will be achieved…


Mates in Mind

Published 12 January 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Stress

Mates in Mind is a programme launched by the Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG) with the support of the British Safety Council. It is a sector-wide programme intended to help improve and promote positive mental health across the construction industry in the UK. The aim of the programme is to provide a consistent approach for the industry to understand…


Stress and Resilience Guidance

Published 9 December 2016 | Written by Tom Horton
CategoriesGuidance Guidance Management attitudes Stress Worker fatigue

During periods of change and high demand, the Costain Skanska Joint Venture building Crossrail’s Paddington Station require their staff to be resilient and proactive about maintaining their wellbeing. The workplace has a duty of care to provide an environment that not only creates formal opportunities for wellbeing discussions, but actively encourages managers to discuss levels of stress and resilience with…


Mental health recognition and training

Published 30 August 2016 | Written by Dan Harmer
CategoriesConsultation Counselling services Management attitudes Medical conditions Mental health Open door policy Stress Training

Recently some of the Interserve West Mids site management have undertaken basic online training courses to better understand and appreciate the issues, manifested symptoms and impacts of mental health issues such as depression and burnout. We all work in a high pressure, success driven environment and it is very easy for the workforce to push themselves to the limit. I…


Promoting World Suicide Prevention Day

Published 15 August 2016 | Written by Gabriel Square Project
CategoriesMental health Open door policy Posters Scheme posters/banners Stress

Gabriel Square is promoting the ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’, which takes place in September, by supporting the Construction Industry Helpline and making the workforce aware of it. We have introduced a ‘Mental Health’ Board in our canteen, displaying posters and information for everyone to see and read. These are available to all workforce. We have also added a slide regarding…


Managing Stress

Published 12 July 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCounselling services Stress Worker fatigue

Stress in the workplace can be a sign of an individual suffering from mental health issues. Work related stress is common in the construction industry due to the high intensity and high risk nature of the working environment. It is therefore important for the individual to maintain a healthy awareness of not only themselves, but also their colleagues around them….


Spotlight on… campaign flyers

Published 22 June 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Apprenticeships Campaigns Communication Cycle safety Diversity Guidance Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Illegal workers Inappropriate language Medications Mental health Occupational health risks Plastics and packaging Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage

The Spotlight on… flyers have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme provides a collection of A5 flyers from both past and current ‘Spotlight on… ‘ awareness campaigns. Each unique flyer contains information on the industry issue and advice on how to tackle it. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness…


Considerate Constructors Scheme e-learning courses

Published 17 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan E-learning Induction and training Scheme champion Training

The Scheme has developed free e-learning courses aimed towards helping registered sites, companies and suppliers understand why it is important to be considerate towards the workforce, environment and general public. These courses aim to increase Scheme knowledge as well as helping learners to meet the expectations of the Code of Considerate Practice by focusing on the five sections of the it,…


Mental Health Awareness Week

Published 17 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Open door policy

Mental Health Awareness Week is coordinated annually by the Mental Health Foundation. The week helps to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues, with the 2019 theme being about “Body Image“. The idea is to help prompt a national conversation about what we can do as communities, schools, families and individuals to move from survive to thrive. To support Mental Health Awareness Week on…


Tackling Addiction

Published 1 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Consultation Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Medical conditions Mental health

Caring for the wellbeing and safety of your employees is crucial in maintaining a happy, healthy workforce and industry image. The focus on health and safety is continuous and can always be enhanced on a construction site. However there are aspects of maintaining a healthy wellbeing that can’t always be noticeably seen and can easily go unnoticed, such as an addiction….


Mental Health Awareness – sponsored abseil

Published 30 March 2016 | Written by London City Island
CategoriesCharities/organisations Mental health Support Workforce

In November 2015, Ballymore organised a sponsored abseil down one of the blocks on the London City Island development, near to Canning Town. The fundraiser was to raise money for local charity MIND in Tower Hamlets and Newham to aid them in their continued support for the local community. We also used this as an opportunity to create more awareness…