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Name: Building in mental health - A training session for employers in the construction industry
Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM BST
Building in Mental Health in Construction Training Session
Event Description:

Building in Mental Health

A training session for employers in the construction industry in Somerset

Surveys suggest that more than 80% of workers in the construction industry suffer from some degree of work-related stress. This can result in symptoms of anxiety or depression and may lead to physical health issues such as stomach ulcers and increased risk of heart attack. Employers are likely to suffer the consequences by having higher levels of absenteeism and lower productivity.

In an industry where workers face demands such as heavy workloads, tight deadlines and high risk work environments, ensuring the emotional and mental wellbeing of staff in the workplace is increasingly being seen as an essential business requirement.

This workshop will explore what you need to know about mental health in the construction industry and will provide hints and tips on how to support your employees whilst complying with your legal duties.

We will cover:
  • What is mental health?

  • The impact of poor mental health on the construction industry

  • Why we should care about it

  • The benefits in engaging mental health and wellbeing practices within your organisation

  • Practical advice on how to create a mentally healthy workforce.

    LThe session will be facilitated by Becky Wright Clinical Lead and Director New Leaf Life Design and Juliette Staunton HR Consultant for Clarke Willmott LLP


    1. Becky Wright
      Director and Clinical Lead for New Leaf Life Design

      Becky is the founder and director of New Leaf Life Design, a company she established in 1992. She is committed to helping individuals and businesses grow and flourish and New Leaf has developed an excellent reputation as a compassionate, supportive provider of coaching, mental health and wellbeing and counselling services for businesses.

      Mental health within the construction industry is a subject Becky feels is often thought of last, rather than first, and she is passionate about working to raise awareness. As an advocate of corporate social responsibility, Becky actively engages the community and supports a greener environment through innovative projects and activities.

      Juliette Staunton
      HR Consultant for Clarke Willmott LLP

      Juliette joined Clarke Willmott at the beginning of 2017
      and works closely with many private and public sector organisations, providing generalist HR support. Prior to this, she worked in human resources management for a large multi-national FMCG manufacturing organisation for over 20 years. She has particular expertise in strategic HR, change management and employee engagement.

      Juliette’s experience includes working with line management on addressing health and wellbeing issues. She has a track record of supporting managers to address short and long- term absence cases and lowering the absenteeism levels within their teams.

The Mendip Suite
Junction 24
Sedgemoor Auction Cenrtre
Market Way
North Petherton Somerset
Date/Time Information:
23rd October 8.30am till 12 noon.
Contact Information:
Hilary Neale
£45 plus VAT charged by the organiser Somerset Construction Training Group book in advance via

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