News / Health & Safety / Responsibility 15.05.19

Maylim Sign the Building Mental Health Charter Commitment

Building Mental Health Charter
Every working day, two construction workers take their own life. It is vital to educate the industry in recognising the signs and symptoms of colleagues who are suffering from stress, anxiety or depression and start the conversation to assist in their recovery. To help reach this goal, Maylim has signed the Building Mental Health Charter to show our commitment to improving mental health in the construction. We agree to encourage and embrace the mental health agenda by signing the Charter. We will achieve this by promoting best practice and making information readily and freely available. To help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, we will educate our staff, engage them in conversation and support those needing further help. Chris Hall, Maylim’s Head of HSEQ, explains further: ‘The mental health of our staff is one of Maylim’s key priorities but is something that traditionally isn’t discussed within the construction industry. By signing the Building Mental Health Charter, we want to show our commitment to promoting good mental health in the workplace by encouraging people to talk. We have initially trained nine mental health first aiders to provide a support network within Maylim. This is just the first step in raising mental health awareness with further education planned.’