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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. 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 your site, you could do the…


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 – Mental Health First Aiders on site

Published 29 March 2016 | Written by London City Island
CategoriesCounselling services Mental health Open door policy Posters Stress

Following the great success Ballymore had with our charity abseil fundraiser for local mental health charity MIND, we decided to implement further measures to continue raising awareness for mental health issues on site. After discussions and a couple of workshops with representatives from MIND, three mental health first aiders were appointed. These mental health first aiders were put in place…


The Movember Foundation

Published 2 November 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMedications Posters

Too many men do not communicate or take action when it comes to their personal health. The Movember Foundation is a global charity which aims to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. They are dedicated to raising awareness and helping men to live longer, healthier and happier lives through investing in four key areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and…


Proactively supporting your workforce: Trauma Risk Management

Published 1 July 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesManagement attitudes Occupational health risks Stress

Work-related stress effects a significant number of people within the construction industry. It is important that site managers take a proactive approach to tackle this issue and provide appropriate support for staff. Below is an example of how sites can support the workforce: Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) is a trauma focused peer support system, which builds resilience by basing itself on keeping…


Using personal experiences to support the workforce with mental health issues

Published 17 June 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMedical conditions Mental health

Mental health issues and concerns are just as important as physical health problems, but can be overlooked. It is vitally important that the workforce has sufficient support and advice, should they need it. Below is an example of how you could raise awareness and offer support relating to mental health: One member of the site team voluntarily put together a case study…


Holding a mental health week across all sites

Published 16 June 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMedical conditions Mental health Stress

Mental health issues and concerns can often be difficult to address. Mental health and stress can have a negative impact on individuals lives and wellbeing as well as leading to physical health problems. It is important that the issues surrounding mental health are addressed in the workplace, with sufficient support and advice available. Below is an example of how company’s can address…


Mind offers mental health training, consultancy and coaching

Published 8 May 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConsultants Medical conditions Mental health Stress Training

It is important to promote mental wellbeing in your organisation, to encourage a positive, healthy and productive workplace culture. A number of sites have achieved this by putting employees forward to take part in Mind’s mental health training, consultancy and coaching. The main aims of this training include: Helping to reduce absenteeism in the workplace; Encouraging a positive, healthy and…


Presentations from medical professionals on mental health issues

Published 6 May 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBehaviour Mental health

It is important to provide an environment which openly discusses issues surrounding mental health, to dispel any associated stigmas.   Sites should work to support all members of staff and raise awareness of mental health issues. Below is an example of how a site has utilised the hospital environment they were working in, to better inform the workforce of the…


Time to Talk Day

Published 17 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Open door policy Stress

Time to Talk Day is coordinated annually by Time to Change. The week is all about preventing people being too afraid to talk about their mental health, because they fear it will affect their jobs or relationships. To support Time to Talk Day on your site, you could do the following: Display notices to promote awareness of stress; Make posters and leaflets from organisations…


World Mental Health Day

Published 16 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Open door policy

World Mental Health Day promotes mental health education, awareness and advocacy. This day will be focusing on mental health in the workplace. To support World Mental Health Day on your site, you could do the following: Read the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s ‘Spotlight on… mental health’ campaign which includes case studies of how sites have raised awareness of mental health amongst the workforce;…


World Suicide Prevention Day

Published 16 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Open door policy

World Suicide Prevention Day is coordinated annually by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The week is all about taking action to raise awareness of suicide prevention. To support World Suicide Prevention Day on your site you could do the following: Read the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s ‘Spotlight on…mental health’ for information about how other companies are effectively approaching…


Movember

Published 16 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCharities/organisations Medical conditions Mental health Toolbox Talk

Movember is the No.1 leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during November, to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. To support Movember on your site, you could do the following: Encourage operatives on your site…


Offering a free and confidential helpline to support the needs of the workforce

Published 1 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBullying Feedback Financial advice Mental health Stress

Appropriate measures should be implemented to effectively support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of your workforce.  A platform to enable staff to voice their concerns and problems should be provided, to ensure employees feel valued and supported. Below is an example of how sites can implement measures to support their workforce: The company had its own free helpline to support…


Identifying Stress in the Workplace

Published 17 February 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Stress

Work-related stress is commonplace within the construction industry. Work-related stress has a number of knock-on effects, including, high blood pressure, low morale, poor decision making and can lead to mental health problems such as depression. For these reasons, it is important that managers interact with their workforce and are vigilant to any signs that employees may be suffering from work-related stress. Below…