Building Mental Health
Building Mental Health is a group of volunteers from the construction industry who pull together thinking and information around mental health. Currently led by people from Mace, Lendlease, CITB and Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, their goals are to:
- encourage the industry to engage with and embrace the mental health agenda;
- make best practice and information readily and, wherever possible, freely available;
- enable the industry to take a leap forward to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, by getting the conversation started while educating as many as possible about where and when to seek help.
Resources from this organisation:
Building Mental Health has organised a programme of CITB-funded training across the UK to enable people to become Mental Health First Aid Instructors with a special focus on construction.
Building Mental Health has a list of training organisations who specialise in construction and can deliver mental health first aid training at your site.
Construction Industry Helpline app
Sometimes the easiest way to get help is on your phone screen, especially if you're onsite. This app is filled with advice and guidance on all sorts of wellbeing topics for construction workers.
Building Mental Health Charter
The Building Mental Health Charter is a way for construction organisations to demonstrate their commitment to promoting awareness and understanding of mental health, lowering stigma and supporting employees.