How construction got Mental Health First Aid wrong

Webinar Replay

The construction industry has had a difficult relationship with mental health, growing into what is becoming a silent epidemic. In this session, Paul McGregor (Founder, Everymind at Work) sat down with Kelly Osborne (Head of Health & Wellbeing, Wates Group) and Kerry Barkworth (SHE Advisor, Wates Group) to discuss how the construction industry has got Mental Health First Aid wrong and how this has contributed to the problem. In this session, they share their own journey in meeting these challenges head-on and transforming their approach to mental health and wellbeing. We cover:

  • Why Mental Health First Aiders and Champions have not been correctly utilised (and how to overcome this).
  • How Wates Group has implemented successful change and the initiatives that drove this.
  • The potential legal risks when MHFA networks are unsupported after training.
  • Ways to increase engagement with MHFA networks across sites

MHFA Poster for Construction

An awareness poster to help you highlight the importance of mental health and what action individuals need to take to signpost them to your MHFA network.

Take a look