The Construction industry has some of the worst rates of suicide in the UK and Ireland, with male construction workers 2.7 times more likely to commit suicide than the average person. 26% of construction industry professionals thought about taking their own lives in 2019.
Mental health covers a wide range of issues, including mild or moderate anxiety and stress, drug and alcohol abuse and disorders such as severe depression and schizophrenia. However, workers mental health and well being also relates to their general mental and emotional health and their ability to cope with the normal stresses of life.
According to report published by the CIF,.18.5% of the Irish population has a mental health disorder. This places Ireland 3rd highest in Europe (after Finland and the Netherlands) in the estimated prevalence of a mental health issue. The cost of mental health issues in the workforce is significant in terms of days lost at work, health and safety implications, social isolation and even the risk of self harm or suicide.
This is borne out in the 2018-2019 UK Health & Safety Executive’s reported figures for work related cases of stress, depression or anxiety (new or longstanding) totalling 600,000. Moreover, the total number of working
days lost to a mental health related issue in the UK was 12.8 million equating to an average of 21.2 days lost per case.
JMG are specialists in providing Mental Health First Aid Training. Our courses will;
- Make Staff feel appreciated, they are engaged and motivated.
- Make Staff feel physically and mentally fit.
- Help staff Work productively and performance increases.
- Give you Ability to attract and retain top talent.
- Help Staff will make good choices.
- Increase in staff morale.
- Reduce Sickness absence rates decrease