Covered in this course

Course contents

This training course is broken down into 4 sections

  1. 1 Mental Health in Construction
  2. 2 Mental Health Problems
  3. 3 Wellbeing toolkit
  4. 4 External Help
Animation of a construction site - Mental Health in Construction Training
Section 1 of our Mental Health in Construction Training - workers on a construction site
SECTION 1

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.

Section 2 of our Mental Health in Construction Training - Mental health problems brought to life by visual characters
SECTION 2

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! 

Section 3 of our Mental Health in Construction Training - A wellbeing toolkit
SECTION 3

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.

Section 4 of our Mental Health in Construction Training - External resources
SECTION 4

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.

Nadira Tudor, a presenter of Mental Health in Construction Training

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The importance of Mental Health in Construction Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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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.

Mental Health in Construction Certificate

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Easy to follow programme giving practical and supportive information to enable the learner to understand mental health and feel able to accept that it is as normal as any physical illness. Great additional resources provided.

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The course was easy to log onto, easy to use and naviagate, it wasnt death by powerpoint ! The content was informative and useful. It was good to see the on going progress of the course on the screen. The test was very straight forward at the end.

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A well produced and useful training course to help the trainee deal with the hidden pandemic of mental health which accompanies the Covid 19 pandemic.

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Why is this training important?

Business benefits

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.

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