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Mental Health in Construction Training
This Mental Health in Construction Training programme aims to spread awareness of mental ill-health in the construction sector and break the stigma surrounding it. It also contains extra resources and a wellbeing toolkit to manage day-to-day mental health.
- Understand the different factors that can trigger mental illnesses in those working in the construction industry
- Understand how a 'macho' culture has impacted the construction sector
- Learn how to take positive steps to remove stigma surrounding mental health
Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 4 sections
- 1 Mental Health in Construction
- 2 Mental Health Problems
- 3 Wellbeing toolkit
- 4 External Help
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.
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!
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.
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.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
You may be wondering why we've created a Mental Health course specifically for the construction industry. Well, put simply, poor mental health in the construction industry accounts for over 200 suicides per year and this is simply not good enough.
The sad and often unspoken truth of it is that construction workers are prone to stress, anxiety and depression for a number of different reasons and these factors are responsible for over 400,000 lost working days each year in the UK.
As a predominantly male industry, there is a 'macho culture' attached to construction sites and workplaces, and this often puts pressure on workers to 'suck it up' and get on with things, even if they are really struggling with a mental health issue.
Our Mental Health in Construction course is split into 4 easy-to-follow and engaging sections which aim to educate learners on the various types of mental health problems, the science behind our thinking and where to go to for external help. The course also puts a strong emphasis on breaking the stigma surrounding mental ill-health throughout.
Presented byNadira Tudor
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Mental Health Awareness certificate
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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 in Construction Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
9 real user reviews
Very good insight into mental heath
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
A good course that gets you thinking about mental health,things that you take for granted or thought you just have to put up with. Not so taxing that you get stressed about it.
Sagacious, Harmonius, Compliance,
Hi All having experienced the 5 boroughs in mental health awareness, I can say that this brief course was informative and constructive, the cross over from the two presenters giving analysis on all the topics worked extremely well and the dress code of both a (brown top) totally harmonised with the easy flow of presentation. So thank you & god bless... and I will keep releasing my serotonin..... 😊
not very engaging
This user gave this course a rating of 3/5 stars
A Key subject matter in these times
Covers the basics within the training as required, so all are informed.Some very good resources within the training session, which all should check out.
A very informative training session
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
I recommend that all levels of supervision and management carry out this very good course.
Basic knowledge on mental health
I used this as a refresher to my existing Mental Health First Aider position. Course provides an individual with basic knowledge of types of mental health. The 2-day MHFA course gives you the confidence to be of assistance when a person shows signs of a mental health issue.
Why is this training important?
Poor mental health in the construction industry accounts for over 400,000 lost working days and, sadly, over 200 suicides every year.
It’s an unspoken fact that a combination of strenuous work, a predominantly male workforce, and a “macho culture” mixes in the construction industry to make an atmosphere hostile to the sharing of one’s feelings. Our Mental Health Awareness in Construction course is specifically designed to shine a light on this problem, breaking the stigma, and helping construction workers open up about their mental health; in turn, reducing the number of lost working days and, hopefully, saving lives.