We are delighted to announce that we are working with industry charity, Mates in Mind, to raise awareness of mental health within the industry.
Mental health wellbeing is something that our Founder, Russell Stilwell feels passionately about after his own battle. On Monday 11 September, Russell was proud to share his story at the Mates in Mind charity launch with some of the industry’s high profile contractors present. You can read Russell’s speech here.
Mates in Mind aims to raise awareness, address the stigma of poor mental health and improve positive mental wellbeing in the UK construction industry. This is also our aim and we will be working closely with Mates in Mind as a champion business to achieve this.
We are encouraging other businesses within the construction industry to do the same.
It is integral for Mates in Mind that funds are raised to provide counselling training and we are therefore encouraging everybody to donate anything that they can to this fantastic charity. We are hoping to raise £25,000 which will have a huge impact on the charity and the construction industry as a whole.
To donate, please click here.
To find out more about how mental health affects the industry and about Russell’s story, take a look at this article from Construction News.