In light of Mental Health Awareness Week, we are delighted to have signed Building Mental Health’s charter pledging to raising awareness of mental health within the construction industry.
In joining this campaign, we want to highlight the steps we are taking to promote positive mental health at Howard Civil Engineering both in our offices and on-site. Both Lucie Jones (Pre-Contracts Manager, right) and Wanda Curtis (Health and Safety Advisor, left) qualified as Mental Health First Aiders with CECA in February and have since started implementing improvements on how we support mental ill-health in the workplace.
‘We are initially raising awareness of the support available to employees and the response so far has been very positive,’ commented Wanda. ‘In addition to assisting employees who approach us directly, we are also gathering information on how we can build on our positive work culture even further to alleviate some of the stressors faced in the workplace.’
Building Mental Health is an online portal of information and resources led by industry leading experts and supported by Lighthouse Club, the construction industry charity. You can view other supporters who have pledged to raise awareness of mental ill-health in the construction industry here.
If you are experiencing poor mental health or have concerns about a colleague's mental health and would like further advice, please contact any of Howard Civil Engineering's Mental Health First Aiders who will be able to help privately and sympathetically.
Health and Safety Advisor
HR & Payroll Manager
AFR in October 2020
IFR in October 2020
hours since last reportable incident
of our engineers have HNC qualifications
of our managers have a minimum of 5 day SMSTS training