Stress Awareness month
This April is Stress Awareness Month and with the ongoing worldwide pandemic, we at the Hub have put together several options that may help for anyone suffering during this trying time.
In 2018, reports showed that 3 out of 5 employees experience mental health issues because of work. With the additional stress of isolation on top of other factors in the construction industry such as sites closing down and people being laid off or furloughed, it is of vital importance now more than ever that we look after the mental health of ourselves and others.
If you or anyone you know feel that you/they need help, please try to follow the advice given in the below image courtesy of Mates in Mind, or speak to a mental health first aider. Contact details for Mates in Mind can be found on the below image.
Alternatively, you can contact the Samaritans who are available on the phone day or night and can be contacted via email, letter or in branch. Contact details can be found at https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/
You can also contact the Construction Industry Helpline on 0345 605 1956 or download their app from any mobile app store. The helpline provides a 24/7 safety net for all construction workers and their families in the UK and Ireland. It is a charitable service funded by the industry, for the industry and provides:
- Emergency financial aid to construction families in crisis
- Advice on occupational health and mental wellbeing
- Support on legal, tax and debt management matters
Lastly, you can visit https://www.stress.org.uk/national-stress-awareness-month-2019/ to learn how to de-stress and find many resources and tips to help yourself and others.
Remember, it’s ok not to be ok.