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. We have to educate everyone in our industry to recognise the signs and symptoms of our colleagues that are suffering from stress, anxiety or depression and start the conversation to assist in their recovery. To help reach with this goal, Maylim have signed the Building Mental Health Charter to show our commitment towards improving mental health in the construction industry.

By signing the Charter, we agree to encourage and embrace the mental health agenda. 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 who may need to seek 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 hasn’t been 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 9 mental health first aiders to provide a support network within Maylim. This is just the first step in raising the awareness of mental health with further education planned.’