Caring for head and mind Mates in Mind was established by the Health in Construction Leadership Group with the support of the British Safety Council in 2017 to help employers to promote positive mental health among their staff. Iris Cepero reports on its work to date.
When Mates in Mind was founded in 2016, it was evident that the workers in the construction industry were experiencing a greater-than-usual risk of suicide, while stress and depression were cited as some of the causes. Statistics from different sources showed such a scenario; the word-of-mouth evidence among those in the know also confirmed it.
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