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Blog: we need proactive prevention every day

By Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity Working in construction can be extremely rewarding but also has its challenges. Over 87% of the workforce is male and over 50% of the sector is made up of self employed, agency staff or on zero hour contract workers. This means that it’s not always […]

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity joins Working Minds campaign

HSE’s Working Minds campaign has added to its partner roster with the addition of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity. Construction is one of the key focus sectors for the campaign and the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity provides a new route for Working Minds to raise awareness of how to prevent work-related stress and encourage good mental health. […]

Blog: The perfect psychological safety storm

By Kevin Bampton, CEO of The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS). No-one person who has been in management over the last thirty years will have been immune to the reality that mental illness is one of the most impactful phenomena on business continuity. Poor performance, difficult workplace relationships, absenteeism, bullying, misconduct and employer liability often […]

Pressure builds in construction as demand outweighs supply

Survey results published by Construction News show that the pressure to work to tight deadlines is the number one reason why workers say they are struggling at work.  The anonymous survey captures a picture of the mental health of UK construction workers and what has changed in recent years. It showed that external pressures of […]

Blog: stress and hospitality

By Kris Hall, Founder of The Burnt Chef Project Health and wellbeing can be influenced by work, both positively (spice of life) and negatively (burnout). Work can provide a goal and meaning in life. It can give structure and content to our day, our week, our year and our life. It can offer us identity, […]

Work-place stress trigger: noise in hospitality

The Times has today reported that noise levels in London eateries are the highest in Europe and second only to San Francisco worldwide. This highlights another risk that hospitality professionals face as part of their vocation, adding to long antisocial hours and tough environmental conditions on a daily basis – all of which can contribute […]

Blog: keeping momentum for employee wellbeing

By Peter Thorpe, Health, Safety and Sustainability Consultant, Make UK I remember when I started my career in health & safety some thirty years ago, workplace stress was something that just wasn’t talked about. Times have changed and thankfully there is now a much greater awareness of workplace stress and mental health. Cases of work-related […]

Podcast series: the importance of mental health

Newest Working Minds campaign partner, Make UK, has launched a podcast series to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (9 – 15 May 2022). In this series of podcasts, former BBC Business Editor Jonty Bloom interviews companies and experts on the importance of mental health and explores examples of best practice, from organisations of all sizes. […]

Make UK partners with Working Minds campaign

Make UK has joined the Working Minds campaign as an official partner to raise awareness of how to prevent work-related stress and encourage good mental health in manufacturing. Research by the manufacturers’ organisation, has revealed that businesses which prioritise the wellbeing of their employees see a dramatic reduction in absenteeism, retain their staff for longer […]