Did you know that in the UK construction has the highest suicide rate of any industry - more than 1400 since 2011.
Figures for 2016/2017 from the HSE state that stress, depression or anxiety along with musculoskeletal disorders account for the majority of days lost due to work-related ill health in 2016/2017. Poor mental health accounted for 12.5 million lost days as opposed to 8.9m for muscular skeletal issues. For moral, legal and business reasons it is vital that employers consider the mental health of their employees
Everyone has mental health
Everyone has mental health as they do physical health and just as we can become physically poorly, so we can also become mentally poorly due to life challenges, work issues or a combination of both.
One in four of us will experience poor mental health at some point in their lifetime.
When workers can speak up about mental health and receive the right support, they are much better able to cope and manage their conditions. That may require medical help from their GP, it may require adjustments to their work pattern. However ignoring mental health among your workforce can have tragic effects.
Please use the resources we've provided on this page and start making a difference to the mental health of the staff where you work.