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UK Construction Industry launches suicide awareness initiative

UK Construction Industry based organisations have introduced a mental health awareness campaign designed to prevent suicides among construction workers

Construction companies are starting to back the Mates in Mind program, and organiser Health in Construction Leadership Group intends to reach out to at least 100,000 constriction professionals this year to encourage positive mental health.

It's estimated that U.K. construction professionals are 10 times more likely to die from suicide than from an accident on site. One in six construction workers having at least 1 mental health issue, resulting in millions lost in work days annually.

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Mate in mind state: The aim of this programme will be to help raise awareness and understanding of poor mental health in the construction sector, importantly undertaken in a way that is consistent and made available to all workers across the sector. It is estimated that there are 2.5 million people employed in construction in the UK

The mates in mind program allows for employer share information with each other. The program is backed by more than 300 construction industry leaders and a number of mental health groups.

For More information on the program please email support@matesinmind.org