Male construction workers in the UK are three times more likely to die by suicide than the national average, but creating an environment where workers feel comfortable talking about mental health and better project planning at the pre-construction stage to reduce time pressures on the workforce can help protect workers’ mental wellbeing.
By Nicola Hodkinson, Seddon Construction on 02 October 2023
Eight in ten Britons say they would be comfortable discussing mental health with a friend if they were experiencing problems, according to a new report, which claims there has been a ‘sea change’ in attitudes towards mental health.
Migraine can have a detrimental impact on people’s working lives, but employers can significantly reduce the impact through approaches like allowing staff to work flexible hours to cope with the symptoms and providing quiet areas where workers can recover from a migraine attack.
By Steph Weatherley, the Migraine Trust on 01 September 2023
I recently addressed a room full of people waiting to hear if they had won an International Safety Award (ISA), at our gala dinner in London. This is something I do every year, so nothing unusual there.
By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 02 June 2023
The odds of being diagnosed with common mental health disorders are greater for people living in polluted areas, even when factors like socioeconomic deprivation have been accounted for, a new report has cited.
Since the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Issues Affecting Men and Boys was created nearly two years ago, a key area that its members wanted to focus on was improving men’s health and reducing male suicide.
By Nick Fletcher MP, Chair of the APPG on Issues Affecting Men and Boys on 22 February 2023