It is estimated that 1 in 6 people will experience some form of mental ill health at work and that 30% to 40% of absences from work are caused by mental ill health. In fact, HSE estimates that over 11 million days are lost at work each year because of stress at work. Sadly, in the UK suicide kills far more construction workers than falls.
The links below take you to support services should you be worried about your own mental health, or to guidance if you are a manager or employer trying to understand your role in creating mentally healthy work environments or you are worried about a colleague’s mental wellbeing.
British Precast holds two Safety & Health Awareness Days (SHADs) annually for our members. SHADs are proved to be an effective means of sharing good practice through both practical demonstrations and formal presentations.