We are delighted to have joined Mates in Mind, to raise awareness, address the stigma of poor mental health and improve positive mental wellbeing in the construction industry both within our company.
As a Supporter of Mates in Mind, we want to demonstrate our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of our workforce and by joining with the charity it helps us take an important step towards breaking the silence and stigma that can surround mental wellbeing in society and, in the construction industry. We are pleased to be joining numerous other construction companies in supporting Mates in Mind, helping to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our people.
Mates in Mind is being delivered to the UK Construction Industry in support of the Health in Construction Leadership Group and in partnership with various industry and mental health charities.
We have timed the launch of our Mates in Mind involvement to coincide with #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, 13 May to 19 May 2019, during which we will be undertaking a range of activities in support of the event. Rob Amson, SHEQ Manager at Harry Fairclough, will be distributing posters to put on display around our sites and offices and will be hosting a drop-in coffee morning at the start of the week for employees to find out more about our Mates in Mind support. Later in the week, the Directors will be attending the first Harry Fairclough Mates in Mind “Starting the Conversation” Mental Health Awareness session, demonstrating that our company-wide support for the charity.
Commenting on Mates in Mind, Richard Longfellow, Managing Director at HF, said that one of the stated objectives of Harry Fairclough Construction is that no one should suffer health related problems as a result of their employment, and this includes Mental Health. Joining Mates in Mind will help us to focus on reducing the stigma of poor mental health, look after our people and help us all to proactively manage our own mental health.