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Recognising and tackling Blue Monday wellbeing

Published 22 January 2018 | Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesMental health Stress

As part of our staff wellbeing, we recognised the challenges that January can sometimes bring in terms of personal motivation for our workforce. The fun of the holiday season has faded, purse strings are tightened as pay day seems further away than usual, and as if January weather isn’t bad enough, Storm Eleanor brought more wind and rain than usual….


Stress Break Rota

Published 18 December 2017 | Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesRest Stress Worker fatigue

The project team at the Grosvenor Crescent site were under a lot of pressure to deliver a difficult project on time, budget and to a very high standard. This resulted in a few colleagues noting they may be showing signs of stress. As a result of this, the project team devised a Stress Break Rota. This entailed members of the…


How to Beat Post Holiday Blues

Published 7 November 2017 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesRest Worker fatigue

There is nothing better than coming back from a holiday and having a welcoming email waiting for you in your inbox with some gentle steps to help you to settle down back into your working routine and to help you to overcome those Holiday Blues. Our welcome e-mail reads as follows: I hope you have had an amazing holiday and…


BioDot Survey to Measure Stress On-Site

Published 7 November 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Recreation Rest Stress

Stress can lead to or be caused by mental health problems. Monitoring of stress and taking action to reduce stress can vastly improve someone’s mental health. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site conducted a BioDot survey of the workforce as part of Stress Awareness Week. BioDots are a small adhesive dot placed on a…


Mental Health Awareness Coasters

Published 6 October 2017 | Written by Katy Hallatt
CategoriesCanteen Mental health

Overbury have been working with CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably) to spread the message that talking about mental health can help save lives. We have done this through the use of humorous coasters around the site canteen, offices and meeting rooms. These have proved very popular as an engaging way of getting the message across, and are discreet enough…


NHS Mental Health Services

Published 15 August 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Stress

The National Health Service offers mental health support for those struggling with conditions such as depression and anxiety. The NHS’s dedicated mental health page directs to mental health services available in your area. It also provides advice on specific conditions and on issues that can contribute to mental ill health, such as bereavement and financial worries. For urgent but not…


Emojional Feelings Welcome Board

Published 1 August 2017 | Written by Sean Kelly
CategoriesMental health Open door policy Stress

At Wandsworth Riverside Quarter, we’ve designed our very own ‘Emojional’ welcome board for all operatives and visitors to see upon arrival to site. As part of our ‘open door policy’ we want to encourage positive communication between site management and our operatives on site. We believe that the use of Emojis is very positive and very up to date with…


Beating the Mental Health Stigma

Published 12 May 2017 | Written by Fiona Power
CategoriesMental health Stress Worker fatigue

The project has identified mental health as a key focus for 2017. To kick off the year in a positive light, presentations on mental health awareness were delivered to the workforce as part of our safe start following the Christmas period. The presentation reiterated how to identify the symptoms of stress and fatigue and how to foster positive mental health. Following…


‘Time to talk’ sessions

Published 27 April 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCounselling services Mental health Stress

Mental health is a vital issue in the construction industry. Considerate employers who value their workforce will prioritise mental wellbeing alongside physical health. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: Introduced weekly ‘time to talk’ sessions, with a psychologist visiting the site once a week. Operatives were encouraged to discuss mental health and any stress-related issues with…


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 Modern slavery 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 purchase these products, click here. To download a free electronic…


‘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…


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…


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 Modern slavery 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 amongst…


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,…