In the construction industry – we all need to be more conscious of the affects that we have on our employees. These facts below show how it is vital to care for your workers.
- At any given time, across England and Wales, one worker in six is said to be experiencing depression, anxiety or other stress related problems. – this suggests that 350000 construction professionals may be affected.
- For men between the ages of 15 and 49, suicide is now the leading cause of death.
- Mental health issues account for people taking almost 60 million days off sick per year – the most of any health condition – costing the UK economy between £70 and £100 billion a year.
- There were 1149 suicides among those working in skilled construction and building trades between 2011 and 2015
At Colorminium, we place huge importance on both the mental and physical well-being of our team. We have worked hard to create a strong company culture and fantastic working environment to ensure that our employees feel trusted and valued and encourage open communication amongst colleagues. We endeavour to be as flexible as possible around working arrangements to provide the ideal work/life balance and offer benefits that include health cover, occupational health checks and healthy snacks such as fresh fruit. The coming year will see us increase our well-being agenda with workshops being run specifically on mental health, quarterly welfare meetings with the Human Resources Department and a well-being calendar that will see us introducing monthly topics or campaigns that our employees can participate in.
Here’s to a happy and healthy 2018.