The Mental Health in Construction Training course is broken down into 4 sections.
1) Mental Health in Construction
As you may know for yourself, work-related stress in the construction industry can be triggered by heavy workloads, long working hours, and always thinking about your physical safety while carrying out high-risk tasks. In this section, we look at the importance of training, common triggers for poor mental health and changing workplace culture.
2) Mental Health Problems
In this section, we’ll be raising awareness of common mental health problems, particularly anxiety and depression. But we’ll also be looking at how stress and loneliness can have a big influence on your mental health.
If you’re interested in learning more, this section also has extra information on a small number of the other common mental illnesses!
3) Wellbeing toolkit
This section is your Wellbeing Toolkit that can help you look after your mental health on a daily basis. We appreciate that everyone has their own ideas about how to approach their mental health and wellbeing, so this section has a variety of insights, mini exercises, recommendations and some food for thought so you can use what suits you.
4) External Help
If your wellbeing is becoming a top priority for you, and you feel like you need extra support, there’s plenty of avenues you can go down - or even suggest to your family, friends and colleagues if they need some guidance.
This section provides some useful external resources that you may wish to use to aid your wellbeing.
Test & certificate
Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Mental Health in Construction Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Mental Health Awareness Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.
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Statistics surrounding mental health in construction
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.
- Around 25% of construction workers consider quitting the industry each year
- 73% of employers in the construction industry will not recognise signs of mental ill-health
- 20% of construction workers increase their alcohol and tobacco intake to deal with stress and poor mental health
- Three-quarters of female workers had experienced loss of sleep due to poor mental health, compared with 65% of men, while 43% of women had experienced reduced productivity, compared with 38% of men.